This afternoon, the 2018 NHL All-Star Game begins at 2:30 Central, and you better turn your TVs to NBC early.
Because the Central vs. Pacific game is first.
The All-Star Game has maintained its round-robin format, with the winner of the competition getting a million bucks to split between the players. If the Central loses to the Pacific, Brayden Schenn and Alex Pietrangelo’s All-Star experience comes to an early close.
And that would be a shame. Said Pietrangelo:
“You try and soak it in as much as you can because you never know if you’re going to get the opportunity [again].”
Hopefully the Blues captain will get another chance, but I have a feeling that he’ll make today’s opportunity count.
Pietrangelo and Schenn will be sharing the Central Division bench with an impressive group, and also Patrick Kane:
- Patrick Kane Blackhawks F
- Nathan MacKinnon Avalanche F
- Brayden Schenn Blues F
- Tyler Seguin Stars F
- Eric Staal Wild F
- Blake Wheeler Jets F
- John Klingberg Stars D
- Alex Pietrangelo Blues D
- P.K. Subban (C) Predators D
- Connor Hellebuyck Jets G
- Pekka Rinne Predators G
I don’t know about you guys, but I am absolutely here for a chance to see Pietrangelo and Subban together on the ice. MacKinnon and Schenn? Yes, please.
Check back closer to game time for the All-Star GameDay Thread.