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Los Angeles to hold All-Star Game for third time

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Los Angeles will host the 2017 NHL All-Star Game, the city's third time hosting the midseason showcase and first since 2002.

Commissioner Gary Bettman made the announcement Saturday at his news conference before Sunday's All-Star Game. The Kings will be celebrating their 50th anniversary during the 2016-17 season, while the NHL marks its 100th anniversary.

The Kings will host the skills competition Jan. 28 with the All-Star Game on Jan. 29. Los Angeles first hosted the All-Star Game in 1981.

In the 2002 game, the World All-Stars defeated the North American All-Stars, led by MVP Eric Daze, 8-5.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.