Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews both score lovely goals in first All-Star GameBy Norman Carr Jan 30, 2017
But McDavid shined brighter in the all-star game, totalling three points in his team's 10-3 win over the Central division in Sunday's opener.
When he was traded to the Flyers from the Kings in 2011, Simmonds was regarded as a checking forward who had averaged 13 goals over his first three seasons.
"It's a huge honour", Matthews, who leads the Toronto Maple Leafs and all rookies in goals with 23, told NHL.com of being named to this Sunday's game in Los Angeles.
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"It meant a lot".
"I was definitely aware of (Larkin's advantage)", McDavid said.
"McDavid's match-up is going to be Nathan MacKinnon,"Rupp said."They've got to be the fastest two guys in the league right now". But it's pretty cool, and I'm lucky I have some family members here.
Though his team lost in the Final, Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler summed up the feeling of the experience of All-Star weekend. As we reflect on 100 years of the league, and all the friends and loved ones we've gotten to share hockey memories with, I just wanted to say congratulations to the NHL, and thank you for enriching the lives of so many people.
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The eighth-year veteran also was selected as a playoff captain for the first time in his career, as determined by a team vote. Ryan set the franchise record for passing yards in a game and Jones set the franchise record for receiving yards in a game.
There will be three 20 minute games.
With the Pacific Division still reeling, Simmonds followed up five seconds later with the go-ahead goal.
What's at stake: $1 million prize for the players! As captain, Price chose to face-off against their Eastern Conference brethren in the Metropolitan division - who will be coached by Wayne Gretzky - in the second game of the 3-on-3 mini tournament.
Hometown representatives Jeff Carter and Drew Doughty each registered a goal and two assists.
The remaining division leaders are San Jose in the Pacific and Montreal in the Atlantic.
The Central Division includes four Blackhawks (Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, Corey Crawford) as well as Vladimir Tarasenko, Tyler Seguin, and P.K. Subban. The Metropolitan Division defeated the Atlantic Division, 10-6, in the second, with Simmonds scoring twice.
Tavares, Seth Jones and Taylor Hall scored three unanswered goals for the Metropolitan Division to give their team a 6-4 lead. Sergei Bobrovsky of Columbus stopped nine of 12 shots in the first half for the Metropolitan Division.
Following the accuracy competition, Connor McDavid showed off his speed, winning the competition for the Pacific Division and getting a chance to beat the record Dylan Larkin set at last year's All-Star game.
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