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2019 NHL All-Star Game Preview and GameThread

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The ice we skate is gettin’ pretty thin

2017 Honda NHL All-Star Tournament Final - Pacific vs. Metropolitan Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 8:00 ET
SAP Center, San Jose, CA
TV: NBCSN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports

Fresh off last night’s SuperSkills competition comes the NHL All-Star Game tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern. The Central Division will play the Pacific Division at 8:15 before the Metropolitan and Atlantic teams square off at 9:15. The winner of those two games will then play to see who wins the All-Star Game, and the format stays the same as previous years: 3-on-3, two 10-minute halves.

Columbus Blue Jackets Seth Jones and Cam Atkinson will play for the Metropolitan Division (duh) after participating in last night’s SuperSkills competition, which you can read all about here.

Rosters

Atlantic Division

Coach: Jon Cooper, Tampa Bay Lightning

Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabres
Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning
Auston Matthews (C), Toronto Maple Leafs
Jeff Skinner, Buffalo Sabres,
David Pastrnak, Boston Bruins
Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning
John Tavares, Toronto Maple Leafs
Thomas Chabot, Ottawa Senators
Keith Yandle, Florida Panthers
Jimmy Howard, Detroit Red Wings
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning (replacement for Carey Price)

Central Division

Coach: Paul Maurice, Winnipeg Jets

Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
Nathan MacKinnon (C), Colorado Avalanche
Ryan O’Reilly, St. Louis Blues
Mikko Rantanen, Colorado Avalanche
Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets
Blake Wheeler, Winnipeg Jets
Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche
Miro Heiskanen, Dallas Stars
Roman Josi, Nashville Predators
Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota Wild
Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators

Metropolitan Division

Coach: Todd Reirden, Washington Capitals

Sebastian Aho, Carolina Hurricanes
Cam Atkinson, Columbus Blue Jackets
Mathew Barzal, New York Islanders
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers
Kyle Palmieri, New Jersey Devils (replacing Taylor Hall)
John Carlson, Washington Capitals
Seth Jones, Columbus Blue Jackets
Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins
Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals
Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers

Not playing: Alex Ovechkin

Pacific Division

Coach: Bill Peters, Calgary Flames

Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames
Clayton Keller, Arizona Coyotes
Connor McDavid (C), Edmonton Oilers
Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks
Elias Pettersson, Vancouver Canucks
Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers
Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks
Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings
Erik Karlsson, San Jose Sharks
Marc-Andre Fleury, Vegas Golden Knights
John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks

Go Metro!