Memorable evening at the Bell centre.
Yesterday's All-Star skill contest was a total success. The fans gathered at the Bell centre in Montreal saw NHL's finest go into a little competition.
The night was entertaining from start to finish. A pinch of humor was delivered by Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals when he decided to disguise himself during his penalty shots event. A refreshing breath that surprized and amused everyone.
Besides Ovechkin's sense of humor, a new record for the hardest slap shot was registered by last year's winner, Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins. His hardest shot was registered at a blazing 105.4 MPH.
Here is a resume of the different winners in the various events. Each winner's purse was donated to charity to an organism left to the choice of the players.
Fastest skater: Andrew Cogliano (Edmonton Oilers)
Trick shots: Alexander Ovechkin (Washington Capitals)
Youth match: Rookies 9 - 2nd year players 5
Accuracy shots: Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh Penguins)
Hardest shot: Zdeno Chara (Boston Bruins)
Penalty shots: Shane Doan (Phoenix Coyotes)
(Picture: Alexander Ovechkin, Canadian Press.)