NHL All Stars Weekend: Friday night, Friday night!
The Stanley Cup Playoffs begin at 9:30pm ET, while NHL All Star Weekend will start in Toronto, on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7:00pm ET.
This year’s NHL AllStar Game is a rematch of last year’s game in Pittsburgh, with the same lineup as last year, but with a new coach and the addition of an all-star forward.
Here’s what you need to know ahead of the festivities.
Where: Nationwide Arena, Nationwide, Ohio.TV: NBCSN, TSN, NHL Network.
Radio: Radio Canada, Sportsnet 360.
Radio listeners will be able to listen on a mobile device through the NHL Mobile app or on the NHL website.
Here’s what we know about the All-Stars:1.
The All-stars will play for their first time in an NHL All star game since the 2014 All-star game in St. Louis.
The NHL has been using the All Star Game to showcase talent and showcase players to fans, which means the game has to be a big deal.
The All- star game is the first time a team has competed in the league for a third consecutive year.2.
The NHL has had to change some rules to make it possible for the All Stars to compete for the Stanley Cup.
The goal was to allow the All stars to get some time to themselves after their NHL Allstar Weekend experience.3.
The first four All- Star Games will be televised in the United States.
The league is allowing players to play the entire tournament in Canada, but that will require the participation of teams in the NHL’s new four-team league, which begins next season.
The other eight games will be played in Europe, including one in Sweden, which will also feature two All- stars.4.
The top three goalies in the world will be selected for the NHL.
The top three players in the European League of Hockey, who will also be selected, will be announced on Friday night.
The No. 1 goalie in the top-three, Patrik Laine, will get the honor.5.
The teams will start on Wednesday at 7pm ET with the NHL Awards at 8:30 pm ET.
There will be five awards ceremonies, including the NHL Most Valuable Player Award, which is awarded to the player who best exemplifies the NHL at the end of the season.6.
All five All- Stars will be introduced on Thursday night.
This will be the first All- American team since the 2007-08 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks.7.
The first four home games will start with the Stanley Maroons taking on the Anaheim Ducks on Friday, Feb 25 at 7am ET.
The Anaheim Ducks will have to be ready for the new players in Columbus, which includes three All- Americans, three All Stars and one All Star goalie.
The only players who are not eligible to play in Columbus are goalie Corey Crawford, forwards Jakob Silfverberg and Sami Vatanen and defensemen Brandon Davidson and Chris Wideman.8.
The Stanley Cup Final will be held in Los Angeles on Thursday at 7 pm ET, where the winner will face the winner of the Anaheim and Chicago games.
The LA Kings will play the Anaheim Blackhawks in the Stanley Stanley Cup Finals.
The two teams will play four games in seven days.
The winner of those games will advance to the Stanley Finals.9.
The last two All Stars will play in the first game of the tournament, which takes place on Sunday, Feb 27, at 9 pm ET at Staples Center.
The Blackhawks will take on the Kings on Saturday, Feb 28 at 8 pm ET in Los Vegas.
The Kings will also play the Ducks on Monday, Feb 29 at 9pm ET in Anaheim.
The last two games of their series will be scheduled in Anaheim, with Friday’s game being the home opener.10.
The final game of this season will take place on Saturday at 8pm ET against the Ducks in Anaheim for the Western Conference Final.
The Ducks will host the Kings in Game 1 on Sunday at 8 p.m.
ET in LA for Game 2 on Thursday.11.
The second round of the playoffs will take the first place team to Anaheim and the second place team in the Western conference to Chicago.
The Ducks will be seeded second.12.
The playoffs will end in the Pacific Division.
The Anaheim Ducks are the No. 2 seed.
The Kings are the top seed.13.
The playoffs will conclude in the Eastern Conference.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are the defending Stanley Cup Champions and the New York Rangers are the Stanley Finalists.14.
The final four games will determine which of the four teams will advance.
The Los Angeles Kings will face off against the Anaheim Flames in Game 5 of the Western Division Semifinals.
The winner of that game will advance in the