David Pastrnak, who leads the NHL with 37 goals, is the lone Bruins representative in the NHL All-Star Weekend in St. Louis and his participation begins Friday night when he takes part in a new part of the All-Star Skills Competition, the "Shooting Stars" event.
The Shooting Stars involves players standing about 30 feet high on a platform and shooting at targets. Last year, Pastrnak won the NHL Accuracy Shooting competition but will try his hand this year at the new event.
The other new event is the Elite Women's 3-on-3. In that event, two women's teams -- American All-Stars and Canadian All-Stars -- each comprised of nine skaters and one goalie, will go head-to-head in a 3-on-3 game will consist of two 10-minute periods, with a running clock. Teams will switch ends after the first period. All penalties will be "served" with a penalty shot being awarded to the player specifically fouled.
Here are the other skills competitions on Friday, which begin at 8 p.m., ET on NBC Sports Network (The All-Star Game is Saturday night at 8 on NBC):
- NHL Fastest Skater
- NHL Save Streak
- Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting
- NHL Hardest Shot