(Photo: Carly Mullady)

The 2016 Honda NHL® All-Star Game will be a three-game tournament played in a 3-on-3 format.

  • The tournament will feature four teams, one team representing each NHL Division: the Pacific, Central, Metropolitan and Atlantic.
  • Each team is made up of 11 players from each Division: six forwards, three defensemen and two goaltenders.
  • All NHL Rules apply to each game. Each game will be 20 minutes in length, with two 10-minute periods per game.
  • There will be a hard whistle at the 10-minute mark of each game. At this time, teams and goalies will change ends.
  • Video Review will be used to confirm all goals. NHL Hockey Operations will initiate any potential coach’s challenge reviews.
  • All minor penalties will be one-minute in length. Manpower advantages during these penalties will reflect current NHL Rules, where at no time will a team have less than three players on the ice–this may require a fourth and/or fifth skater to be added.
  • Games that are tied after 20 minutes will be decided by a shootout using current NHL shootout rules.
  • All three games will be officiated by referees Dan O’Rourke and Ian Walsh, and linesman Jonny Murray and Vaughan Rody.

In the first game, the Atlantic Division All-Stars (wearing black) will face the Metropolitan Division All-Stars (wearing white). In the second game, the Central Division All-Stars (wearing black) will face the Pacific Division All-Stars (wearing white). The winner of each semifinal will face-off in the Final.

Game One

Black sweaters

Coach Gerard Gallant, Florida Panthers
Captain Jaromir Jagr, F, Florida Panthers #68, 10th appearance
Patrice Bergeron, F, Boston Bruins #37, 2nd appearance
Leo Komarov, F, Toronto Maple Leafs #47, 1st appearance
Dylan Larkin, F, Detroit Red Wings, #71, 1st appearance
Ryan O’Reilly, F, Buffalo Sabres #90, 1st appearance
Steven Stamkos, F, Tampa Bay Lightning #91, 4th appearance
Aaron Ekblad, D, Florida Panthers #5, 2nd appearance
Erik Karlsson, D, Ottawa Senators #65, 3rd appearance
P.K. Subban, D, Montreal Canadiens #76, 1st appearance
Ben Bishop, G, Tampa Bay Lightning #30, 1st appearance
Roberto Luongo, G, Florida Panthers #1, 5th appearance
Celebrity Coach: Amy Grant

 Metropolitan Division
White sweaters

Coach Barry Trotz, Washington Capitals
Captain John Tavares, F, New York Islanders #91, 3rd appearance
Evgeny Kuznetsov, F, Washington Capitals #92, 1st appearance
Nicklas Backstrom, F, Washington Capitals #19, 1st appearance
Claude Giroux, F, Philadelphia Flyers #28, 4th appearance
Evgeni Malkin, F, Pittsburgh Penguins #71, 4th appearance
Brandon Saad, F, Columbus Blue Jackets #20, 1st appearance
Justin Faulk, D, Carolina Hurricanes #27, 1st appearance
Kris Letang, D, Pittsburgh Penguins #58, 3rd appearance
Ryan McDonagh, D, New York Rangers #27, 1st appearance
Braden Holtby, G, Washington Capitals #70, 1st appearance
Cory Schneider, G, New Jersey Devils #35, 1st appearance
Celebrity Coach: Vince Gill

Game Two

Central Division
Wearing black

Coach Lindy Ruff, Dallas Stars
Captain Patrick Kane, F, Chicago Blackhawks 88, 5th appearance
Jamie Benn, F, Dallas Stars #14, 2nd appearance
Matt Duchene, F, Colorado Avalanche #9, 2nd appearance
Tyler Seguin, F, Dallas Stars #91, 3rd appearance
Vladimir Tarasenko, F, St. Louis Blues #91, 2nd appearance
James Neal, F, Nashville Predators  #18, 2nd appearance
Dustin Byfuglien, D, Winnipeg Jets 33, 3rd appearance
Roman Josi, D, Nashville Predators #59, 1st appearance
Shea Weber, D, Nashville Predators #6, 5th appearance
Devan Dubnyk, G, Minnesota Wild #40, 1st appearance
Pekka Rinne, G, Nashville Predators #35, 1st appearance
Celebrity Coach: Dierks Bentley

Pacific Division
Wearing white

Coach Darryl Sutter, Los Angeles Kings
Captain John Scott, F, Arizona Coyotes #28, 1st appearance
Johnny Gaudreau, F, Calgary Flames #13, 2nd appearance
Taylor Hall, F, Edmonton Oilers #4, 1st appearance
Joe Pavelski, F, San Jose Sharks #8, 1st appearance
Corey Perry, F, Anaheim Ducks, #10, 4th appearance
Daniel Sedin, F, Vancouver Canucks #22, 3rd appearance
Brent Burns, D, San Jose Sharks #88, 3rd appearance
Drew Doughty, D, Los Angeles Kings #8, 2nd appearance
Mark Giordano, D, Calgary Flames #5, 2nd appearance
John Gibson, G, Anaheim Ducks #36, 1st appearance
Jonathan Quick, G, Los Angeles Kings #32, 2nd appearance
Celebrity coach: Chris Young


The winners of the first and second games will play the third and final game for a $1 million Grand Prize.

The teams face off at 4 p.m. CT at Bridgestone Arena. This will be televised on NBCSN in the U.S. and Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada.

Carly Mullady grew up needing to know more about icing than its deliciousness on cupcakes. She's the lone daughter of four children, with a father who was among the last cut from the Midwest tryouts for the 1980 Miracle on Ice Olympic team. And she knows very little matches the thrill that happens from puck-drop to handshakes. A rink didn’t return to her hometown until she was gone, but she’s been able to see two younger brothers on the ice. She's their feistiest fan. Her other hockey loyalty lies with the Blackhawks--whether it's meant seeing games for $8 with student IDs when the Madhouse didn’t have much of a temper at all, or dancing to Chelsea Dagger at standing room only--there’s something magical about a roaring anthem, the Indianhead sweater, and the Original Six. A former journalist and current editor, she carries a penchant for excitement (and maybe even fighting) with a resume that includes working for Chicago-area newspapers, and television, including The Jerry Springer Show, as well as NBCUniversal in New York. After East Coast living and a return to the Chicago area, the new Mrs. is giving Graceland a go with her Southern Gent, who now shares her adoration of the game, and their rescue dog, Doc Holliday. Other interests include Cubs, Bears, Illini, Crimson Tide, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, baking a mean pineapple upside-down cake, Kate Spade accessories, and a properly coordinated cardigan for every ensemble.


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