Women steal the show during the weekend All-Star – The Athletic


There are three main things you want from the NHL All-Star weekend. You want it to be reasonably fun. You want it to be at least a bit memorable. And then you want it to end.

This year's event definitely marked this last box. And let's be honest, you probably took care of the first two as well.

As is often the case, the skills competition seemed to offer more great moments than the actual games, with Friday's event generating a solid buzz. This was largely due to the presence of women, with four stars from the USA and Canada teams invited to participate. The night was highlighted by the punctual performance of Brianna Decker at the passing event and by the total flight of Kendall Coyne Schofield around the track in the fastest skating competition.

Being this the NHL, the moment could not pass without at least some controversy, with some question to emerge if Decker should have won the prize …


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