58th NHL All-Star Game
Team Lidstrom vs. Team Staal
4:00 ET… TV: Versus, CBC
Five intriguing storylines
Tim Thomas (2010/11 stats: 24-5-6, 1.81 GAA)
Marc-Andre Fleury (2010/11 stats: 23-11-2, 2.19 GAA)
Jonas Hiller (2010/11 stats: 25-16-3, 2.50 GAA)
Henrik Lundqvist (2010/11 stats: 21-16-3, 2.29 GAA)
Cam Ward (2010/11 stats: 22-15-5, 2.70 GAA)
Carey Price (2010/11 stats: 24-16-5, 2.36 GAA)
Players to watch:
TL- Brad Richards
Richards is a quiet MVP candidate and could either play alongside old buddy Martin St. Louis or teammate Loui Eriksson.
TS- Alex Ovechkin
We all know ‘Ovie’ is a showman – so this kind of event is one that he could really shine in.
If today’s game is as much fun as the last nights have been fun, this should exceed expectations. This All-Star Weekend has been a lot of fun, more than in past events like this. Team Lidstrom has the better roster; but as we saw last night, Team Staal has the decisive home-ice advantage. They’ll be looking for the sweep today after dominating the skills competition. I don’t see it being as high scoring as other games in the past… but I do see Team Lidstrom hitting double digits and overcoming the crowd.
Prediction: Team Lidstrom 10, Team Staal 7
Game MVP Pick: Matt Duchene (2 G, 1 A)
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