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2016 NHL All-Star Weekend Schedule and How To Watch

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There are plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained on All Star Weekend. Here's what to watch and how to watch it.

Singer Vince Gill starts off the festivities
Singer Vince Gill starts off the festivities
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While most of the NHL players have been looking forward to the All Star Break to rest up and heal, a select few players are headed to Nashville for the 2016 NHL All Star weekend featuring plenty of fun and festivities.

There are plenty of things to keep fans in attendance busy, but a select few events are going to be televised live. Here's the schedule of events:

Friday, Jan. 29

NHL All-Star Friday Night: Live in Music City -
o Hosted by singer Kimberly Perry and NHL broadcaster Kathryn Tappen, featuring live roundtable discussions with NHL All-Star players, and performances from top country music stars.
o 8:00 - 9:00pm EST
o NBCSN (US) & Sportsnet (CAN)

Saturday, Jan. 30

• NHL All-Star Skills Competition -
o Competitions include fastest skater, breakaway challenge, shooting accuracy, skills challenge relay, hardest shot and shootout.
o 7:00 - 9:30pm EST
o NBCSN (US), CBC & Sportsnet (CAN)

Sunday, Jan. 31

• NHL All-Star Game -
o Two teams will play a 3-on-3, 20-minute game, another two will do the same, then the winners will meet to play for a $1 million prize, which will be split by the 11-player winning team of two goalies, three defenseman and six forwards
o Team Metropolitan vs Team Atlantic at 5:00pm; Team Pacific vs Team Central at 6:00pm; All-stars East vs All-stars West at 7:00pm
o 5:00 - 8:00pm EST
o NBCSN (US), CBC & Sportsnet (CAN)

This is what the NHL All Star jerseys look like this year -

The official spiel from the NHL on the jersey design is as follows:

Each All-Star jersey features the official NHL Shield infused with the Predators' gold in the crest. For the on-ice version of the All-Star jersey, the crest has been constructed with reflective material which glimmers in certain light as a salute to Nashville's vibrant night-life scene. The black and white color scheme in each jersey shares the colors of the keys on a piano to celebrate the city of Nashville's "Music City" nickname.

The final rosters for the weekend have been chopped and changed a few times, thanks to injuries to players like Alex Ovechkin and the John Scott fiasco. The Buffalo Sabres are going to be represented by center Ryan O'Reilly on the Atlantic Division team.

Picture courtesy of NHL.