In case you didn’t get a chance to watch the NHL All-Star Game Skills Competition last night (like me - shout out to Maggiano’s for turning a non-peak reservation into a three-hour dining experience), Alex Pietrangelo smoked the competition in the accurate passing event, including teammate Brayden Schenn.
Nah, forget smoked. That’s too light of a word.
Here’s the times, in participant order:
1. Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning | 1:39.562
2. Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers | 1:07.419
3. Brayden Schenn, St. Louis Blues | 1:05.951
4. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona Coyotes | 1:04.530
5. Eric Staal, Minnesota Wild | 54.679
6. Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues | 46.610
7. Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins | 1:00.015
8. Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings | 1:47.415
You might notice only Pietrangelo and Staal finished in under a minute. Pietrangelo’s time is a good eight seconds faster than Staal.
The fact that Petro can pass isn’t exactly a massive secret to Blues fans - he’s second on the team this year with 27 assists (Schenn leads with 29), and finished last season with 34.
Check out the video. It’s pretty damn impressive.