Crosby, Ovechkin amongst 1st spherical of NHL All-Star alternatives


NEW YORK (AP) — Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin had been among the many first rounds of the All-Star choice revealed by the NHL on Thursday night time.

Crosby, the longtime Pittsburgh Penguins captain, was named to his ninth All-Star Recreation, whereas Ovechkin was a Washington Capitals file thirteenth.

The league’s hockey operations chosen the primary 32 All-Stars, one from every staff. Followers will decide his 12 finalists (from every division he has 3 skaters and his 1 goalkeeper) and for the primary time his Twitter element will likely be concerned.

Reigning Norris Trophy winner and playoff MVP Cale McCarr of the Stanley Cup defending champion Colorado Avalanche was additionally named. Vegas’ Logan He-Thompson was the primary rookie goaltender to make his staff an All-Star since Anaheim’s Jon Gibson in 2016.

All-Star Weekend takes place February 3-4 in South Florida.

Metropolitan Division

Ovechkin, Crosby, G Igor Shestakin (NY Rangers), F Brock Nelson (NY Islanders), F Jack Hughes (New Jersey), F Andrey Svechnikov (Carolina), F Johnny Gaudreau (Columbus), F Kevin Hayes (Philadelphia)

Atlantic Division

F Nikita Kucherov (Tampa Bay), F Tage Thompson (Buffalo), G Linus Ullmark (Boston), F Dylan Larkin (Detroit), F Matthew Tkachuk (Florida), F Brady Tkachuk (Ottawa), F Mitch Marner (Toronto), F・Nick Suzuki (Montreal)


Makar, F Jason Robertson (Dallas), F Kirill Kaprizov (Minnesota), F Vladimir Tarasenko (St. Louis), F Clayton Keller (Arizona), D Seth Jones (Chicago), D Josh Morrissey (Winnipeg), G Juze Saros (Nash) constructing)

Pacific Division

Thompson, F. Connor McDavid (Edmonton), F. Matty Beniers (Seattle), F. Troy Terry (Anaheim), F. Kevin Fiala (Los Angeles), F. Nazem Kadri (Calgary), F. Elias Petterson (Vancouver), D. Eric Carlson (San Francisco) Jose)


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