Friday, January 23, 2009

NHL All-Star Game

So what's with all the buzz about the NHL All-Star Game?

The All-Star Game is an opportunity for the best players in the entire National Hockey League to face off against each other. Players who are fierce competitors during the rest of the season form two teams to see which Conference, Eastern or Western, can dominate the other. Players are selected to participate in the All-Star Game by fan voting. This year's game is being held on Sunday, January 25 at 6 p.m. EST at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This is the 57th playing of the All-Star Game.

The starting lineup for the All-Stars looks like this:

Eastern Conference

Sidney Crosby (C, Penguins) -- "Sid the Kid" received over 1.7 million votes, a new record. Unfortunately, he will not be able to play due to injury.
Evgeni Malkin (C, Penguins)
Alexei Kovalev (RW, Canadiens)
Andrei Markov (D, Canadiens)
Mike Komisarek (D, Canadiens)
Carey Price (G, Canadiens)

Western Conference

Patrick Kane (RW, Blackhawks)
Jonathon Toews (C, Blackhawks)
Ryan Getzlaf (C, Ducks)
Brian Campbell (D, Blackhawks)
Scott Niedermayer (D, Ducks)
Jean-Sebastien Giguere (G, Ducks)

Many other great players round out the complete roster. All teams in the NHL are represented by at least one player.

The game will be broadcast on the Versus television network. You'll also want to watch the Honda/NHL Superskills Challenge on Saturday, January 24 at 7 p.m. on Versus to see your favorite NHL stars showcase their talent.

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