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:
3. Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabres
3. Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers
Save Streak (goalies will face shooters from each division)
Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators
4. Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche
5. Elias Pettersson, Vancouver Canucks
7. Jeff Skinner, Buffalo Sabres
1. Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks
2. John Carlson, Washington Capitals
3. Seth Jones, Columbus Blue Jackets
4. Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning
2. Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning
3. Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs
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.