NHL All-Star Skills Competition: Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman’s assignments

A guide to everything you need to know.

All-Star Weekend is in full swing as the Skills Competition takes place today.

What: Skills Competition
Time/Place: 7 p.m. Saturday at Staples Center in Los Angeles
TV: NBCSN in the United States; CBC, Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada

How it works, via the NHL:

The top stars from the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions will compete against the Pacific and Central Divisions throughout the night for points in the overall division vs. division competition to determine opponent and start time of their first game. Sunday. Individual champions also will be crowned.

Fan-elected captains, Carey Price of the Atlantic Division, and P.K. Subban of the Central Division, Sidney Crosby of the Metropolitan Division and Connor McDavid of the Pacific Division, guided the team selection process to determine which players will participate in the six 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition events.

The competitions:

  • Skills challenge relay
  • Four-line challenge
  • Accuracy shooting
  • Fastest skater
  • Hardest shot
  • Shootout/

Watch the Tampa Bay Lightning: Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman are the Lightning representatives at the All-Star Game.

Kucherov will be the first shooter in the four-line challenge and also show off his speed against Taylor Hall in his quest for fastest skater.

Hedman will race against Seth Jones in the fastest skater competition. He will also be a passer in the skills challenge, sending passes to Erik Karlsson, Vincent Trocheck and Kyle Okposo.

Watch Hedman and Kucherov discuss being selected:

For the full list of events, visit NHL.com.