The NHL All-Star Game is the most exciting event of the year for hockey fans. It’s a time when players are able to represent their home cities and compete against one another in a head-to-head showdown. The 2016 NHL All-Star game is coming up, so make sure you know all about it!
When is the 2016 NHL all-star game?
The National Hockey League (NHL) will be hosting its 67th annual All-Star Game on January 31st at 7 p.m EST at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. This year’s festivities will award four division champions with trophies – Metropolitan Division Champion Pittsburgh Penguins, Atlantic Division Champion Florida Panthers, Central Division Champion Dallas Stars, and Pacific Division Champion Anaheim Ducks – as well as celebrate some of the players.
What is NHL All-star Game?
The NHL All-Star Game is one of the most important events in professional hockey, and it can be very entertaining for hockey fans. The game is where hockey players get to represent their home cities and compete against other players in head-to-head matchups.
The NHL All-Star Game is a yearly event that brings together players from around the world to celebrate their successes. The NHL All-Star game has been an annual event since 1947.
It was first played in 1947 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the league and has been played ever since. The game usually takes place about two months after the regular season finishes.
How is it played?
Every team selects six players who are either announced as starters or captains to compete in the three-on-three tournament. Players are divided into two teams, the red NHL team and the blue NHL team, but there is no penalty for player movement during play. Players are divided into two teams, one representing each of the league’s divisions (Atlantic and Metropolitan).
There have been several changes to how it is played over time but there are always three 20 minute periods with a break after each period for player substitutions. The game was first played in 1875 and at that point there were nine players on the ice for each team.
The original form of hockey did not have any rules, so teams did what they wanted without sense of the consequences. Teams would go offside, play with more than 10 players, or fight if their opponent did something they felt was wrong. It wasn’t until 1877 that the first set of rules was written for hockey. Hockey games are currently 60 minutes long with an additional 3-minute overtime period if necessary.
This has not always been the case- in early years, games were changed to 20 minutes in length, but in 1925 it was In the early years, games were changed to 20 minutes in length. In 1925 it was increased to 25 and then 30-minute periods. In 1947 there were nine players on each side of a hockey game but this has been decreased over time as new rules have come into play.
This year’s game
The event will be hosted by John Anderson of NBC Sports Network, along with Anson Carter and Brian Hayward. There’s no shame – just killer hockey all-star action! In addition to being an exhibition game, this year’s all-star game will also be used by fans to vote on who should win various awards such as MVP, most valuable defenseman, etc., which will be announced at the end of the season.
This year’s all-star game will take place on January 31st at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.
Who won last year?
The Nashville Predators won as the Atlantic Division Champion. The Columbus Blue Jackets won as the Metropolitan Division Champion. The Dallas Stars won as the Central Division Champion. The Anaheim Ducks won as the Pacific Division Champion.
The NHL All-Star Game is an annual event that brings together players from around the world to celebrate their successes. If you are a hockey fan make sure to watch the game either in person or from home!