SuperSkills schedule and results
January, 29, 2011
By ESPN.com | ESPN.com
Once the teams were picked, Team Lidstrom to battled Team Staal in the SuperSkills competition. The NHL All-Stars and rookies competed in the following events:
- Fastest skater
- Breakaway challenge
- Accuracy Shooting
- Skills challenge relay
- Hardest shot
- Elimination shootout
FINAL SCORE: Team Staal 33, Team Lidstrom 22
Fastest skater -- Winner: Michael Grabner, 14.238 secondsSix preliminary races will take place with two players skating at once, each taking one lap of the ice. The players from each team with the fastest time will then face off in one final race. To turn things around this year, one of the races will require the skaters to skate backwards.
Breakaway challenge -- Winner: Alex Ovechkin, 37.6 percent of fan voteA test of creativity, each skater gets four shots with no limits on the breakaway. Shooters can start their attempt from anywhere in the offensive zone and penalty shot rules do not apply. Fans will be able to vote by text message. The player with the highest fan vote will score four points for his team, second place will score three points and third place will score one point.
Accuracy Shooting -- Winner: Daniel Sedin, 8.9 secondsFrom 25 feet away, shooters take aim at four foam targets attached to the inner side of the goalposts. The objective is to hit all four targets in the fastest time. The winner of each match scores one point. The players with the fastest time from each team will go head-to-head in the final round for the title and two additional team points. A total of eight points are available.
Skills challenge relay -- Winner: Team Lidstrom Group 1New for 2011, this timed relay will showcase the one-timer, passing, puck control, stick-handling and accuracy shooting in four relays. In the one-timer event, three shooters must score three goals over and eight inch barrier. In the passing event, one passer must complete a pass into each of six nets set up around the rink. In the puck control event, one skater will maneuver through a series of obstacles. In the accuracy shooting event, one player will take aim at four targets. Each skill must be complete before moving to the next skill. The group with the fastest time will score four points, second place will score three points and third place will score one point.
Hardest shot -- Winner: Zdeno Chara, 105.9 mphTwo players will square off in six rounds, with the highest recorded shot earning one point for his team. The players from each team with the hardest single shot will meet in the finals with the winner getting two points for his team and the title of the NHL's hardest shooter. Watch out for Zdeno Chara as the Bruins blueliner has won the last three competitions and holds the record with a blast of 105.4 miles per hour.
Elimination shootout -- Winner: Corey PerryIn a game of hockey survivor, all of the All-Stars and rookies will compete. Shooters who score will move on to the next round in the shootout with the goalies rotating after every third shooter. The event continues until only one player scores in a round. Every goal scored will count as one point for his team.
* - rookie