As is no secret the Florida Panthers have four representatives in today's NHL All-Star Game, which is really more of a tournament than a single match.
Coached by Gerard Gallant, the Cats' trio of Jaromir Jagr, Aaron Ekblad & Roberto Luongo will participate with the Atlantic Team in hopes of slaying the Metropolitans at 5 p.m. ET. The victor in that opening "round" will slot in against the Pacific vs Central winner for a final showdown of East vs West.
All games will by played in a single 20-minute format in 3-on-3, with a whistle at the 10-minute mark to switch sides. Luongo is expected to start the first match.
Yes, I'm absolutely eating up this new concept. Love it, love it, love it. Thank you NHL.
TV: NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA (full rosters)