2010 XHL SKILLS COMPETITION, PRESENTED BY COMCAST – PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Fastest Skater

3 per team

Lowest time wins 1 point

Head to head race winner wins 1 point

 

West                      East

Gagner (MIN)       Korpikoski (BUF)

Staal (VAN)          Kopitar (NE)

Kovalchuk (CHI)   Malkin (PHI)

 

Iginla (DET)            Ovechkin (NY)

 

Gagner: 13.777

Korpikoski: 15.934

Staal: 12.795

Kopitar: 15.213

Kovalchuk: 15.412

Malkin: 14.512

 

Staal, West wins lowest time point

 

Iginla: 12.495

Ovechkin: 14.132

 

Iginla, West wins lowest head-to-head point

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Puck Control Relay

3 per team

First team across wins 1 point

Head to Head race winner wins 1 point

 

West                          East

Perry (VAN)             Callahan (NY)

Kesler (CHI)             Hemsky (WAS)

Latendresse (WPG)   Alfredsson (QUE)

 

Grigorenko (OAK)   Giroux (NE)

 

Heat 1

Callahan beats Perry by 3 ft

 

Heat 2

Hemsky beats Kesler by 4 ft

 

Heat 3

Latendresse beats Alfredsson by ½ ft (photo finish) – West wins 1 point on relay win

 

Head to Head

Giroux beats Grigorenko by 4 ft – East wins 1 point on head-to-head win

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Trick shot contest

6 players

Most creative wins based on fan text poll

Goalie is Rocco Balboa of South Philadelphia

 

1. Anze Kopitar (NE, East)

2. Jarome Iginla (DET, West)

3. David Perron (NO, West)

4. Ryan Stone (NO, West)

5. Alexander Ovechkin (NY, East)

6. Evgeni Malkin (PHI, East)

 

1. Kopitar attempts to head puck off his head ala soccer ball on his stick, accomplishes it after a few tries, misses a couple of lacrosse-style shots but finally scores on last try.

 

2. Iginla plays the role of a curling “skip”, slides the puck while Crosby and Staal use curling brushes to sweep in front of the puck. The puck slides to a stop in front of Balboa before Iginla knocks it past him.

 

3. Tavares sits on bench and passes to Perron, first four attempts miss before successful pass to Perron, scores on Balboa.

 

4. Stone dresses as “Greenman” from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia with “You’re the Best” from Karate Kid playing, scores a goal on 1st try, has Perron unzip outfit to reveal Stone.

 

5. Ovechkin dresses up as Michael Jackson with “Billie Jean” playing on the PA system, dances like MJ, does moonwalk, skates backwards and scores on 1st try.

 

6. Malkin brings out Eagles cheerleaders, gives them sticks, goes to bench and gets cheesesteak, eats steak while passing puck back and forth to cheerleaders and scores goal on 1st try.

 

Malkin wins fan vote with 57% of vote

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Accuracy shooting

8 players

8 in round 1, 4 in round 2, 2 in finals

Most hits on fewest shots wins 1 point

Team that hits most targets wins 1 point

 

West

Doan and Morrison to Staal

Richards and Lidstrom to Iginla

Stone and Campbell to Higgins

Pouliot and Elias to Crosby

 

East

Bouchard and Nylander to Ovechkin

Lecavalier and Bouwmeester to Stastny

Galiardi and Phaneuf to Tavares

Carle and Kopitar to Malkin

 

Staal: 3 hits on 8 shots

Ovechkin: 4 hits on 4 shots

Iginla: 3 hits on 8 shots

Stastny: 3 hits on 8 shots

Higgins: 4 hits on 5 shots

Tavares: 4 hits on 4 shots

Crosby: 3 hits on 8 shots

Malkin: 4 hits on 4 shots

 

Ovechkin: 4 hits on 4 shots

Higgins: 3 hits on 8 shots

Tavares: 4 hits on 6 shots

Malkin: 3 hits on 8 shots

 

Ovechkin: 4 hits on 4 shots

Tavares: 3 hits on 4 shots

 

Ovechkin wins finals – 12 for 12!

East wins for most targets hit

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Hardest shot

6 players

2 shot attempts

Hardest shot wins 1 point

Best team average wins 1 point

 

West

Campbell (CHI)

Perron (NO)

Green (STL)

 

East

Lee (NY)

Gonchar (MTL)

Lecvalier (NE)

 

Campbell: 98.4, 99.5

Lee: 99.8, 97.4

Perron: 99.0, 98.7

Gonchar: 90.8, 90.8

Green: 98.6, 90.7

Lecavalier: 107.5, 103.3

 

Lecavalier wins 1 point with 107.5 score

East wins 1 point for best average score

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Elimination shootout

36 shooters, 6 goalies

Goal keeps you alive, Miss sends you off

Each goal is a point for your team

Best goalie gets team a point

Winner gets point for team

 

G = Goal

S = Save

 

1st Round:

Carey Price (West, STL)

Igor Grigorenko (West, OAK) G

Brad Richards (West, STL) S

Ilya Kovalchuk (West, CHI) G

Brian Campbell (West, CHI) S

Eric Staal (West, VAN) G

Ales Hemsky (East, WAS) S

 

Henrik Lundqvist (East, NY)

Alex Ovechkin (East, NY) S

Zdenek Kutlak (East, BUF) G

John Tavares (East, PHI) S

Patrik Elias (West, CHI) G

Brendan Morrison (West, WPG) S

Mike Green (West, CHI) G

 

Craig Anderson (West, ALB)

Kristian Huselius (East, MTL) G

Sergei Zubov (West, ANA) G

Corey Perry (West, VAN) G

Dion Phaneuf (East, NY) G

John-Michael Liles (East, QUE) G

Nicklas Lidstrom (West, STL) G

 

Martin Biron (East, QUE)

Paul Stastny (East, QUE) S

Brad Boyes (West, MIN) S

Pierre-Marc Bouchard (East, MTL) S

Jay Bouwmeester (East, GBO) S

Jarome Iginla (West, DET) G

Shane Doan (West, MIN) G

 

Vesa Toskala (West, DET)

Vincent Lecavalier (East, NE) G

Michael Nylander (East, TOR) S

Chris Higgins (West, STL) G

Rosario Ruggeri (West, WPG) G

Brooks Orpik (West, NO) G

Daniel Alfredsson (East, QUE) G

 

Ray Emery (East, NE)

Joakim Lindstrom (East, PIT) G

Shane O’Brien (East, PHI) G

Sidney Crosby (West, VAN) S

Sergei Gonchar (East, MTL) G

Evgeni Malkin (East, PHI) G

Anze Kopitar (East, NE) S

 

2nd Round:

Grigorenko vs. Price S

Kovalchuk vs. Price G

Staal vs. Price G

Kutlak vs. Lundqvist G

Elias vs. Lundqvist G

Green vs. Lundqvist S

Huselius vs. Anderson S

Zubov vs. Anderson G

Perry vs. Anderson S

Phaneuf vs. Anderson S

Liles vs. Anderson G

Lidstrom vs. Anderson S

Iginla vs. Biron S

Doan vs. Biron G

Lecavalier vs. Toskala S

Higgins vs. Toskala G

Ruggeri vs. Toskala G

Orpik vs. Toskala G

Alfredsson vs. Toskala S

Lindstrom vs. Emery G

O’Brien vs. Emery G

Gonchar vs. Emery S

Malkin vs. Emery G

 

3rd Round:

Kovalchuk vs. Price G

Staal vs. Price G

Kutlak vs. Lundqvist S

Elias vs. Lundqvist S

Zubov vs. Anderson S

Liles vs. Anderson S

Doan vs. Biron G

Higgins vs. Toskala G

Ruggeri vs. Toskala G

Orpik vs. Toskala G

Lindstrom vs. Emery S

O’Brien vs. Emery G

Malkin vs. Emery G

 

4th Round:

Kovalchuk vs. Price G

Staal vs. Price G

Doan vs. Biron G

Higgins vs. Toskala G

Ruggeri vs. Toskala S

Orpik vs. Toskala G

O’Brien vs. Emery G

Malkin vs. Emery G

 

5th Round:

Kovalchuk vs. Price G

Staal vs. Price G

Doan vs. Biron G

Higgins vs. Toskala S

Orpik vs. Toskala S

O’Brien vs. Emery S

Malkin vs. Emery G

 

6th Round:

Kovalchuk vs. Price S

Staal vs. Price G

Doan vs. Biron G

Malkin vs. Emery G

 

7th Round:

Staal vs. Price G

Doan vs. Biron G

Malkin vs. Emery G

 

8th Round:

Staal vs. Price G

Doan vs. Biron G

Malkin vs. Emery S

 

9th Round:

Staal vs. Price S

Doan vs. Biron G

 

Shane Doan wins 1 point for championship

Henrik Lundqvist wins 1 point for being best goalie

 

SCORE

West 46

East 28