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    Atlantic wins skills competition as Rask, Marchand shine in shootout

    Tim Rosenthal January 28, 2017

    For their first appearance in a skills competition, Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask fared pretty well in Tinseltown.

    As part of Saturday’s skills competition, the two Bruins’ representatives helped the Atlantic Division to a victory over the Metropolitan, Pacific and Central divisions.

    The Atlantic victory was solidified in the final event of the evening – the shootout – which began with Brad Marchand beating Mike Smith in the five-hole.

    Tuukka Rask, donning a pretty impressive mask specifically for this weekend’s festivities, closed the round by stopping all five shots he faced, including a glove save on local LA favorite Jeff Carter, to secure the Atlantic’s win.

    Other significant highlights from Saturday’s game include:

    Mike Smith going coast to coast during the four-line challenge:

    Connor McDavid winning the fastest skater:

    Sidney Crosby being smooth in the shooting accuracy event:

    Shea Weber once again winning the hardest shot:

    And Ryan Kesler’s son – and perhaps future Bruin – scoring on Carey Price:

    Oh, and Snoop Dogg was in the house:

    As a result of coming out on top of the skills competition, the Atlantic chose to face the Metropolitan division in the second game of the 3-on-3 NHL All Star Game. The winner will face either the Pacific or Central division in the finale.

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    Tim Rosenthal

    Tim Rosenthal serves as the Managing Editor of Bruins Daily. He started contributing videos to the site in 2010 before fully coming on board during the Bruins' Stanley Cup run in 2011. His bylines over the last decade have been featured on Boston.com, FoxSports.com, College Hockey News, Patch and Inside Hockey. You can follow Tim on Twitter @_TimRosenthal.


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