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Supercut: Every goal from the highest-scoring period in All-Star Game history


The 2015 NHL All-Star Game is now one for the record books.

During the second period of today’s tilt at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Team Toews and Team Foligno combined for 11 goals — the highest-scoring period in ASG history.

And now you can watch them all!

Today’s game eclipsed the previous record of 10 goals, set during the second period of the 1997 All-Star Game in San Jose. John Tavares and Steve Stamkos scored twice, with Ryan Suter, Claude Giroux, Tyler Seguin, Rick Nash, Filip Forsberg, Jakub Voracek, and Nick Foligno adding single markers.

As you can imagine, it wasn’t a banner 20 minutes for the goalies. Corey Crawford allowed four goals on 18 shots while Marc-Andre Fleury was ventilated for seven on 16.

NHL All-Star Game rosters set after fantasy draft


The rosters for the 2015 NHL All-Star game have been decided. Drink it all in, hockey fans.

We saw it all tonight, didn’t we?

Phil Kessel wasn’t taken last, selected second overall by Team Toews, and then traded to Team Foligno for Tyler Seguin. Alex Ovechkin so desired a new car and didn’t get one.

Here are the rosters for both All-Star teams.


Forwards: Nick Foligno, Patrick Kane, Ryan Johansen, Anze Kopitar, Steven Stamkos, Phil Kessel, Claude Giroux, Bobby Ryan, Radim Vrbata, Zemgus Girgensons, Alex Ovechkin, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

Defensemen: Drew Doughty, Duncan Keith, Dustin Byfuglien, Brent Burns, Kevin Shattenkirk, Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

Goalies: Carey Price, Marc-Andre Fleury, Brian Elliott.


Forwards: Jonathan Toews, Ryan Getzlaf, Rick Nash, Tyler Seguin, Jakub Voracek, John Tavares, Vladimir Tarasenko, Patrice Bergeron, Patrik Elias, Tyler Johnson, Filip Forsberg.

Defensemen: Shea Weber, Brent Seabrook, Aaron Ekblad, Ryan Suter, Mark Giordano, Justin Faulk.

Goalies: Corey Crawford, Roberto Luongo, Jaroslav Halak.

Girgensons, Vrbata favored to go last at fantasy draft, says oddsmaker

Philadelphia Flyers v Buffalo Sabres

For the record, Friday is Media Day for the 2015 All-Star weekend, not Pick on Zemgus Girgensons Day.

Brovada released some 2015 All-Star odds today, covering obvious questions such as who will be selected first and last during the fantasy draft (as well as more esoteric ones, like Jaroslav Halak and Carey Price being on the same team).

Let’s start with who might be selected last:

Who will be picked last in the 2015 NHL All Star Draft 
Any Other Player                       3/1
Zemgus Girgensons (BUF)         4/1
Radim Vrbata (VAN)                  4/1
Patrik Elias (NJ)                        5/1
Bobby Ryan (OTT)                     6/1
Tyler Johnson (TB)                    6/1
Phil Kessel (TOR)                      9/1
Vladimir Tarasenko (STL)           15/1
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (EDM)     15/1
Tyler Seguin (DAL)                    20/1
Patrice Bergeron (BOS)             30/1
Jakub Voracek (PHI)                  30/1
Claude Giroux (PHI)                   50/1
Alex Ovechkin (WAS)                100/1
Steven Stamkos (TB)                 100/1
Ryan Johansen (CLB)                100/1
Anze Kopitar (LA)                      100/1
John Tavares (NYI)                    100/1

(Don’t sleep on the “one of the captains outright trolling a friend and/or teammate,” by the way.)

On the flip side, who might get selected first?

Who will be picked first in the 2015 NHL All Star Draft 
Alex Ovechkin (WAS)                2/1
Steven Stamkos (TB)                 2/1
Ryan Johansen (CLB)                4/1
Duncan Keith (CHI)                    10/1
Corey Crawford (CHI)                 10/1
Shea Weber (NAS)                    12/1
Anze Kopitar (LA)                      30/1
John Tavares (NYI)                    30/1
Phil Kessel (TOR)                      30/1
Brent Seabrook (CHI)                 40/1
Carey Price (MON)                     40/1
Claude Giroux (PHI)                   40/1
Patrice Bergeron (BOS)             40/1
Tyler Seguin (DAL)                    40/1
Any Other Player                       40/1
Zemgus Girgensons (BUF)         50/1
Jakub Voracek (PHI)                  50/1
Vladimir Tarasenko (STL)           50/1
Jaroslav Halak (NYI)                  80/1
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (EDM)     80/1
Ryan Suter (MIN)                       80/1
Tyler Johnson (TB)                    80/1
Bobby Ryan (OTT)                     80/1
Marc-Andre Fleury (PIT)             80/1
Roberto Luongo (FLA)               80/1
Mark Giordano (CAL)                 80/1
Brent Burns (SJ)                        100/1
Dustin Byfuglien (WPG)             100/1
Erik Johnson (COL)                   100/1
Justin Faulk (CAR)                     100/1
Kevin Shattenkirk (STL)              100/1
Patrik Elias (NJ)                        100/1
Radim Vrbata (VAN)                  100/1
Oliver Ekman-Larsson (PHO)      100/1

Despite being one of the better offensive defensemen in the NHL, Oliver Ekman-Larsson said he wouldn’t be shocked if he went last:

As far as who will win, Team Toews is at even odds while Team Foligno’s -140 (5/7). Finally, some of the odder bits:

Will Carey Price (MON) and Jaroslav Halak (NYI) be on the same All Star Team?        
Yes                  EVEN   (1/1)
No                    -140      (5/7)
Will Ryan Johansen (CLB) and Nick Foligno (CLB) be on the same All Star Team?     
Yes                  – 200     (1/2)
No                    +150     (3/2)
Will Jonathan Toews (CHI), Corey Crawford (CHI), Duncan Keith (CHI) and Brent Seabrook (CHI) and be on the same All Star Team?   
Yes                  +550     (11/2)
No                    -900     (1/9)

Is anyone else a little disappointed that “uncomfortable Phil Kessel facial expressions” wasn’t a category? (Taking over-four.)

Discuss: Which teams should be pursuing Keith Yandle?

Phoenix Coyotes v Pittsburgh Penguins

We only ask this question because the consensus is that he’ll be traded by the Arizona Coyotes prior to the March 2 deadline.

The skinny:

Yandle is a 27-year-old defenseman who’s signed through next season for a cap hit of $5.25 million, after which he can become an unrestricted free agent. So far this season, he has four goals and 23 assists in 43 games while logging an average of 24:10 in ice time. League-wide, only Blues d-man Kevin Shattenkirk has more power-play points (24) than Yandle (17).

For any potential acquiring team, know this:

— Yandle won’t come cheap. The Coyotes should, at the very least, be demanding a top prospect or promising, young roster player in return.

— Yandle can’t sign a contract extension until July 1. That brings some uncertainty into the equation with regards to his future past 2015-16.

— About that contract extension. The market demands that he’s going to get paid. Probably in the neighborhood of $7 million a season.

Now, a few potential destinations to get the ball rolling:

— Colorado. The Avs need defensemen and they’ve got a potential trade chip in Ryan O’Reilly. The caveat there is that O’Reilly, like Yandle, can’t sign an extension until July 1. Would the Coyotes roll the dice and gamble they could get him locked up?

— Detroit. Yandle doesn’t shoot right, which would be ideal. But he does put up points, and that’s something Red Wings d-men, other than Niklas Kronwall (5G, 18A), aren’t doing much of. Also, could adding a proven puck-mover that’s still in his prime help convince Mike Babcock to stay?

— Minnesota. The Wild could probably use another big-minute d-man, if only to lessen Ryan Suter’s workload. Plus, their power play isn’t very good, and Yandle could help there.

— Boston. Not sure how the Bruins would fit Yandle under the cap (isn’t the cap why they had to trade Johnny Boychuk?), but the idea is out there.

OK, take it away, commenters. Which teams should be aggressively pursuing Yandle? Where do you think he’ll end up?

Two-game elbowing suspension for Suter, who had ‘no reason’ to hit Downie


Minnesota defenseman Ryan Suter has been suspended two games for elbowing Pittsburgh’s Steve Downie on Tuesday night, the NHL has announced.

“Having poked the puck away from Downie and to a Minnesota teammate, Suter has already broken up the play when he delivers this blow,” the Department of Player Safety explained. “He therefore has no reason to initiate any body contact with Downie, who no longer possesses the puck.”

The incident occurred early in the second period of the Penguins’ 7-2 victory. Full video explanation here:

The league notes that while Downie left the game and didn’t return, he did not suffer an injury on the play; it also mentions that Suter has no previous disciplinary issues prior to this punishment.

As a result of this suspension, Suter will now miss Minnesota’s next two games — Thursday at Buffalo, Saturday at Xcel versus Arizona — and forfeit $81,058.72 in salary to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.