San Jose will host 2019 NHL All-Star Game

He also spoke of the "brotherhood" he cherishes being part of as a National Hockey League player. He faced down Boeser in a game just last month and, like most goaltenders that challenge the Minnesota-born phenom, he was powerless to stop the ones fans are calling "The Flow".

"The whole weekend was fantastic", Tampa Bay's captain said. "I'm here to have some fun". "That first shot he had - it was so fast I didn't even see it go in".

"They're proud obviously of just me going to the game and stuff like that", he said. I was happy to be part of it.

Apologies, Connor. Too soon.

He remembers bits and pieces of each All-Star Game, but the showcase he saw on television as an 11-year-old in 2003 still stands out because of the historic performance Atlanta's Dany Heatley delivered, with five goals.

The Tampa Bay Lightning, who are celebrating their 25th season, and the city of Tampa will host the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend.

Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon are eight and nine points back of Nikita Kucherov, respectively, for the overall scoring lead.

Boeser scored the second goal for Team Pacific in what proved to be a rout.

"Right before we went out there, we decided we should probably score, and if we did we should do our little celebration", said Matthews. You're going to want to watch this move, at least, 800 times. Do you know the way? I think that is what has impressed me the most. "There's something for everyone, whether you're a season ticket member or somebody who just enjoys catching an occasional Lightning game on TV", former Lightning general manager Jay Feaster, now the club's executive director of community hockey development, said. "I'm sure Ottawa's going to give me their perspective of things as well, and then were going to move on from there".

But is it possible to ever achieve a consistent definition of something that, for now, is pretty qualitative?

"This is fantastic", said Dan Ferry. "Unfortunately, we weren't able to win it in front of the home fans".

The 2017-18 NHL season marked the centennial year of the formation of the league back in November, and it's certainly been a great one. I'm not trying to give the politically correct answer either. The NHL Board of Governors announced games in Sweden and Finland. That supports the line of thinking Ovechkin expressed to THN Saturday, the idea goalie interference should be defined as something that genuinely impedes the goalie as opposed to minor incidental contact in the heat of battle.

While many complained about a seemingly unnecessary review, it led to another memorable moment from referee Wes McCauley.

The two Eastern Conference teams took the ice next.

There were no all-star games in junior hockey. "We've got a solid foundation there". At the same time, Mike Smith was looking for a chance to move away from Arizona after six seasons and have a chance to win. But if it continues to happen, there's got to be some kind of a tie there.

"A lot of the best players in the league are in that age group".

The future Hall of Famer has a goal and six assists in 23 games this season and hasn't played since December 31 because of an injury. It's a skating game now. It's all good. These days, thanks to some changes, the NHL All-Star Game can stand on its own.

  • Julie Sanders