ST. LOUIS — Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin finished tied for fifth in the Shooting Stars skills competition as part of 2020 National Hockey League All-Star Weekend at Enterprise Center on Friday night.
Seguin shot a series of pucks at on-ice targets with variable point totals from an elevated surface 30 feet above ice level. He racked up a total 14 points, highlighted by a 10-point tally earned by hitting a St. Louis-arch style target 145 feet from the platform. Chicago’s Patrick Kane was booed relentlessly all night by 18,069 rival St. Louis fans, but won the event with a 24-point performance.
Here’s Seguin in the Shooting Stars competition. Shooting at on-ice targets from a surface 30 feet above the ice, Seguin puts together a 14-point effort. Had a chance to take the lead on his final attempt. pic.twitter.com/Xgx8IDv0dy
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In the night’s other events, Matthew Barzal of the New York Islanders won the fastest skater competition with a time of 13.175 seconds around the rink, ending the streak of Edmonton’s Connor McDavid who won the event from 2017-19.
Hometown favorite Jordan Binnington of St. Louis won the Save Streak competition with an impressive 10 consecutive saves in the event’s final frame. The 2019 Stanley Cup Champions were well-represented Friday- All-Star selections David Perron, Ryan O’Reilly and Alex Pietrangelo all involved Blues legends Al McInnis, Brett Hull and Keith Tkcachuk in their respective competitions.
Carolina’s Jaacob Slavin won the Accuracy Shooting competition, hitting five targets in 9.5 seconds. Montreal’s Shea Weber won his fourth career Hardest Shot competition with a 106.5 MPH slap shot. Each winner takes home an extra $30,000 paycheck.
Perhaps the most significant event of the night was Canada’s 2-1 win in the first annual Elite Women’s 3-on-3 matchup, against American All-Stars. The league experimented with involving women’s players in All-Star weekend with the inclusion of Team USA’s Kendall Coyne-Schofield in the 2019 Fastest Skater competition, but this was the first time the NHL showcased stand-alone women’s hockey at one of its premier events.
The win was a, matter of revenge for Canada- Team USA bested Canada in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, capturing the most recent Gold medal. Hillary Knight scored a goal for the Americans.
Seguin and the Central Division All-Stars will face the Pacific All-Stars in the first of a trio of three-on-three games, with the winners playing the winner of the contest between the Metropolitan and Atlantic All-Stars. All the games can be seen on NBC, with puck drop set for 7:15.
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