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2016 NHL Skills Competition: Time, TV schedule, events, and how to watch online

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Leo Komarov is sure to increase his trade value in the one-time left shooter and skill relay challenges!

NHL 2016 All-Star Skills Competition coverage

7 PM ET, on NBCSN, SN, CBC, and TVA Sports.

Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.

Streaming online: NBCSports.com

Uncle Leo says “Howdy,” to y’all, and hopes you’ll cheer him on tonight!

With thanks to Mary of SBNation for a description of each of these events!

Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater:

Pretty simple here. Four players from each of the four divisional teams will race in pairs around a half of the rink for the fastest time. The winners of each match will score a point, with the fastest skater of the evening earning an extra bonus point for his team.

Honda NHL Breakaway Challenge:

Remember when Johnny Gaudreau tried to light his stick on fire but wasn’t allowed to last year? It came in this event, where “style, creativity and flair are encouraged” according to the NHL. Five of the spots will be determined by the team’s captains, with the sixth coming from a fan vote. The challenge scores a team one point for accruing the most fan votes in the arena.

DraftKings NHL Accuracy Shooting:

Four skaters from each team will line up for this event, with two passers, and the shooters will try to hit four different targets situated in each corner of a net. The winners of each round get a point, then the team with the fastest shooter gains an extra point.

Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay:

Yes, this is the one with those little nets. This relay tests players with five challenges: One Timers, Passing, Puck Control, Stick-Handling and Goalie Goals. Three points are awarded in this event, with two going to the winners of the overall heats and one to the division with the fastest time.

AMP Energy NHL Hardest Shot:

Right what it says on the tin. Four shooters from each team try to shoot the puck the hardest in the net. Simple, but one of the biggest events of the night.

Discover NHL Shootout:

Works sort of like a normal shootout except there’s a time limit and everyone gets a crack at the net. The teams alternate and get one point for every goal scored and two if they score with a Discover puck.

Fastest Skater EAST: Dylan Larkin (Detroit Red Wings)
Brandon Saad (Columbus Blue Jackets)
Erik Karlsson (Ottawa Senators)
Kris Letang (Pittsburgh Penguins)
WEST: Roman Josi (Nashville Predators)
Matt Duchene (Colorado Avalanche)
Taylor Hall (Edmonton Oilers)
Dustin Byfuglien (Winnipeg Jets)
Breakaway Challenge EAST: Evgeny Kuznetsov (Washington Capitals)
Brandon Saad (Columbus Blue Jackets)
P.K. Subban (Montreal Canadiens)
Cory Schneider (New Jersey Devils)
WEST: Brandon Saad (Columbus Blue Jackets)
James Neal (Nashville Predators)
Matt Duchene (Colorado Avalanche)
Brent Burns (San Jose Sharks)
Jonathan Quick (LA Kings)
Accuracy Shooting EAST: John Tavares (New York Islanders)
Evgeny Kuznetsov (Washington Capitals)
Claude Giroux (Philadelphia Flyers)
Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh Penguins)
Nicklas Backstrom (Washington Capitals)
Jaromir Jagr (Florida Panthers)
WEST: Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks)
Joe Pavelski (San Jose Sharks)
Corey Perry (Anaheim Ducks)
Jamie Benn (Dallas Stars)
Drew Doughty (LA Kings)
Vladimir Tarasenko (St. Louis Blues)
NHL Hardest Shot EAST: Aaron Ekblad (Florida Panthers)
Justin Faulk (Carolina Hurricanes)
P.K. Subban (Montreal Canadiens)
Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay Lightning)
WEST:John Scott (Ice Dogs)
Dustin Byfuglien (Winnipeg Jets)
Tyler Seguin (Dallas Stars)
Shea Weber (Nashville Predators)
Skills Challenge Relay One-timer right shooters: Aaron Ekblad (Florida Panthers); Kris Letang (Pittsburgh Penguins); Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay Lightning); Shea Weber (Nashville Predators); Drew Doughty (LA Kings); Corey Perry (Anaheim Ducks)  
One-timer passer: Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins); Taylor Hall (Edmonton Oilers)
Mini-net passer: Nicklas Backstrom (Washington Capitals); Daniel Sedin (Vancouver Canucks)
Puck control relay: Justin Faulk (Carolina Hurricanes); Johnny Gaudreau (Calgary Flames)
Stick Handling: Claude Giroux (Philadelphia Flyers); Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks)
Goalie Goals: Braden Holtby (Washington Capitals); Pekka Rinne (Nashville Predators)
One-timer left shooters: Ryan McDonagh (New York Rangers), Leo Komarov (Toronto Maple Leafs), Ryan O’Reilly (Buffalo Sabres); Mark Giordano (Calgary Flames); James Neal (Nashville Predators); Vladimir Tarasenko (St. Louis Blues)
One-timer passer: Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh Penguins); Matt Duchene (Colorado Avalanche)
Mini-net passer: Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins); Jamie Benn (Dallas Stars)
Stick handling: Dylan Larkin (Detroit Red Wings); Tyler Seguin (Dallas Stars)
Goalie Goals: Ben Bishop (Tampa Bay Lightning); Devan Dubnyk (Minnesota Wild)
Shootout Round 1 Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins; Jaromir Jagr, Florida Panthers; P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens; Ryan O’Reilly, Buffalo Sabres; Leo Komarov, Toronto Maple Leafs; Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers; Roberto Luongo, Florida Panthers; Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks; Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche, Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks; Mark Giordano, Calgary Flames; Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues; Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks; Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota Wild
Shootout Round 2 Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins; Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals; Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning; Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington Capitals; Ryan McDonagh, New York Rangers; Justin Faulk, Carolina Hurricanes; Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals; Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks; Taylor Hall, Edmonton Oilers; Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars; James Neal, Nashville Predators; Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames; Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets; John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks
Shootout Round 3 Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers; Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings; John Tavares, New York Islanders; Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins; Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators; Brandon Saad, Columbus Blue Jackets; Cory Schneider, New Jersey Devils; John Scott; Shea Weber, Nashville Predators; Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars; Craig Perry, Anaheim Ducks; Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings; Roman Josi, Nashville Predators; Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators

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