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Patrice Bergeron to pass beautifully in all-star skills competition

Gaze upon his works, ye mighty, and despair!

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The All-Star Game skills competition is tomorrow, and we'll have more on it tomorrow, but the NHL just announced who would be doing what for the east. Patrice Bergeron, the best player in the world, is graciously allowing other players to shine in most events. However, he'll be doing two of them. Look for him in the following events in the Skills Challenge Relay:

  • One-timer passing (left-handed shooters)
  • Mini-Net Passing (right-handed shooters)

Of course, every player participates in the shoot-until-you-miss shootout as well. We all know Bergeron is a great passer. I mean, just look at this:

I guess there's just no event for "rob Henrik Sedin for the puck and put it on Marchand's stick in front"...but there should be. Then we'd get to watch more of this:

Or this

Here's the full list of who's doing what:

  • Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater: Dylan Larkin (Detroit Red Wings), Brandon Saad (Columbus Blue Jackets), Erik Karlsson (Ottawa Senators), Kris Letang (Pittsburgh Penguins)
  • Honda NHL Breakaway Challenge: Evgeny Kuznetsov (Washington Capitals), Brandon Saad (Columbus Blue Jackets), P.K. Subban (Montreal Canadiens), Cory Schneider (New Jersey Devils)
  • DraftKings NHL Accuracy Shooting: John Tavares (New York Islanders), Evgeny Kuznetsov (Washington Capitals), Claude Giroux (Philadelphia Flyers), Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh Penguins), Nicklas Backstrom (Washington Capitals), Jaromir Jagr (Florida Panthers)
  • AMP Energy NHL Hardest Shot: Aaron Ekblad (Florida Panthers), Justin Faulk (Carolina Hurricanes), P.K. Subban (Montreal Canadiens), Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Discover NHL Shootout: Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh Penguins), Jaromir Jagr (Florida Panthers), P.K. Subban (Montreal Canadiens), Ryan O'Reilly (Buffalo Sabres), Leo Komarov (Toronto Maple Leafs), Aaron Ekblad (Florida Panthers), Roberto Luongo (Florida Panthers), Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins), Nicklas Backstrom (Washington Capitals), Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay Lightning), Evgeny Kuznetsov (Washington Capitals), Ryan McDonagh (New York Rangers), Justin Faulk (Carolina Hurricanes), Braden Holtby (Washington Capitals), Claude Giroux (Philadelphia Flyers), Dylan Larkin (Detroit Red Wings), John Tavares (New York Islanders), Kris Letang (Pittsburgh Penguins), Erik Karlsson (Ottawa Senators), Brandon Saad (Columbus Blue Jackets), Cory Schneider (New Jersey Devils)

  • Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay
  • One-timer right shooters: Aaron Ekblad (Florida Panthers), Kris Letang (Pittsburgh Penguins), Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • One-timer passer: Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins)
  • Mini-net passer: Nicklas Backstrom (Washington Capitals)
  • Puck control relay: Justin Faulk (Carolina Hurricanes)
  • Stick Handling: Claude Giroux (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • Goalie Goals: Braden Holtby (Washington Capitals)
  • One-timer left shooters: Ryan McDonagh (New York Rangers), Leo Komarov (Toronto Maple Leafs), Ryan O'Reilly (Buffalo Sabres)
  • One-timer passer: Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh Penguins)
  • Mini-net passer: Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins)
  • Stick handling: Dylan Larkin (Detroit Red Wings)
  • Goalie Goals: Ben Bishop (Tampa Bay Lightning)