With Florida's largest-ever representation in any All-Star weekend now settled in Nashville for some serious TV facetime, this is a swell era in which to be a Panthers fan, even when such action doesn't count in the standings. Goaltender Roberto Luongo , defenseman Aaron Ekblad and forward Jaromir Jagr (Atlantic Division captain) will participate in this evening's Skills Competition, which was always far and away the finest portion of every All-Star weekend anyhow. Florida's own Gerard Gallant is bossing the Atlantic bench, so eat that, relocation punks.
TV: NBC-SN, Sportsnet
GREAT, BUT WHERE DO OUR BOYS FIT IN? Of the six scheduled events, your Panthers triumvirate will be seen as follows...
- Luongo: Shootout (round 1)
- Jagr: Accuracy Shooting (passer), Skills Challenge Relay (one-timer, passer)
- Ekblad: Skills Challenge Relay (one-timer, right shot), Hardest Shot, Shootout (round 1)
- Full event rules and lineups via the league here
And that's the short of it. Enjoy the action and stop back in tomorrow around 5:00 for the NEW AND IMPROVED ALL-STAR GAME(S)! Yeah, kind of excited about the changes :)