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He scored a couple goals last night at the skills competition.
Bertuzzi also finished fifth in accuracy shooting.
But maybe he should’ve been in the hardest shot competition instead?
Tyler Bertuzzi loved hockey so much, his mom used to leave him food atop the basement stairs so he could just keep going with his indoor game.— The Athletic Detroit (@TheAthleticDET) January 24, 2020
All these years later, @m_bultman writes, that dedication has made him an All-Star. https://t.co/63GfxXGhQp
Fastest. Man. Ever.
Mathew Barzal won the fastest skater competition in 13.175, which means Dylan Larkin is still the fastest skater in NHL history.
Sorry, Canada. It’s still not Connor McDavid (who didn’t even win)!
With all due respect to Tyler Bertuzzi and his fine season, it’s a shame fastest skater record holder* Dylan Larkin isn’t here at #NHLAllStar to finally go head-to-head with Connor McDavid.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) January 25, 2020
* Larkin got a running start in his sub-13 second lap.
Filip Zadina had two goals and an assist in the Griffins 4-3 OT victory last night.
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NHL experts pick our favorite All-Star moments, suggestions for new events, and bold predictions | ESPN
Sachin Chandan, fantasy hockey editor: So, I wasn’t alive to see this moment, but I love watching clips of Gordie Howe’s final All-Star game in 1980, when he returned to Joe Louis Arena in Detroit for the game. Howe, at the time a Hartford Whaler, received a four-minute standing ovation, a reminder that at its core, the All-Star game is for the fans.
Commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday that puck and player tracking will be up and running in all playoff arenas this spring and is expected to be fully operational leaguewide next season.
“There will be more data than ever before,” Bettman said. “I believe the players will generate something like 200 data points per second and the puck 2,000 data points a second, so in terms of getting inside the game, telling stories, as a fan delving in to get what you’re interested in, you’re going to be able to do more things than ever before and even imaginable.”
Sounds good to me.