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Eichel, Skinner Participating in NHL Skills Competition

NHL All-Star Weekend begins tonight

2019 NHL All-Star - Media Day Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The 2019 SAP NHL All-Star Weekend opens tonight with the Skills Challenge. Tonight’s events begin at 9 p.m. and will be televised on NBCSN, with coverage starting at 8 p.m.

Buffalo Sabres forwards Jack Eichel and Jeff Skinner will each participate in one of the individual events in tonight’s Skills Challenge. Eichel will compete for fastest skater; Skinner will participate in the puck control event. It appears they’ll also both participate in the Save Streak event, taking shots at one of the participating goaltenders.

The winner of each event will earn $25,000.

Here are the events and their respective participants:

Fastest Skater

1. Cam Atkinson, Columbus Blue Jackets

2. Mathew Barzal, New York Islanders

3. Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabres

4. Miro Heiskanen, Dallas Stars

5. Clayton Keller, Arizona Coyotes

6. Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers

7. Elias Pettersson, Vancouver Canucks

8. Mikko Rantanen, Colorado Avalanche

Premier Passer

1. Sebastian Aho, Carolina Hurricanes

2. Thomas Chabot, Ottawa Senators

3. Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers

4. Roman Josi, Nashville Predators

5. Erik Karlsson, San Jose Sharks

6. Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins

7. Ryan O’Reilly, St. Louis Blues

8. Keith Yandle, Florida Panthers

Save Streak (goalies will face shooters from each division)

Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota Wild

Marc-Andre Fleury, Vegas Golden Knights

John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks

Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals

Jimmy Howard, Detroit Red Wings

Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers

Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning

Puck Control

1. Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames

2. Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers

3. Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

4. Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche

5. Elias Pettersson, Vancouver Canucks

6. Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets

7. Jeff Skinner, Buffalo Sabres

8. John Tavares, Toronto Maple Leafs

Hardest Shot

1. Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks

2. John Carlson, Washington Capitals

3. Seth Jones, Columbus Blue Jackets

4. Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

Accuracy Shooting

1. Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings

2. Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning

3. Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

4. Kyle Palmieri, New Jersey Devils

5. David Pastrnak, Boston Bruins

6. Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks

7. Blake Wheeler, Winnipeg Jets

Following tonight’s Skills event, the NHL All-Star Game takes place at 9 p.m. on Saturday, January 26. That will also be televised on NBCSN, so tune in to see what Eichel, Skinner and co. can do.