Advertisement

Players shine at NHL all-star event

1/12
Players shine at NHL all-star event
Performers with the troupe Cirque Eloize spin while suspended high above the ice at the opening ceremony of the 2009 NHL All-Star game at the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec on January 25, 2009. The Eastern Conference won the game 12-11 in an overtime shootout. (UPI Photo/Matthew Healey) | License Photo

MONTREAL, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Boston's Zdeno Chara captured his third straight title for the hardest hit shot at the NHL SuperSkills competition in Montreal.

The Bruins' captain recorded a blast of 105.4 mph when the event kicked off all-star weekend Saturday night at Montreal's Bell Centre.

Advertisement

The shot eclipsed the previous high of 105.2 mph set in 1993 by Al Lafrate.

"I knew I would have to put a really hard shot," Chara said. "Basically I gave it all I had, and I'm just glad it worked out."

Elsewhere, Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin outdueled Ottawa's Dany Heatly in the accuracy shooting event; Edmonton center Andrew Cogliano won the fastest skater competition with a time of 14.31 seconds; Shane Doan of Phoenix was the last man standing in the Elimination Shootout; and Washington's Alex Ovechkin won the Breakaway Challenge for the second year in a row.

Malkin and Heatly are just the fifth and sixth players ever to score four straight times in the accuracy shooting event.

Latest Headlines

Advertisement
Advertisement

Follow Us

Advertisement