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Going behind the campaign that got Gabriel Landeskog “elected” to the All Star Game

Going behind the campaign that got Gabriel Landeskog “elected” to the All Star Game

An unofficial contestant in the premier passer event of Friday night's National Hockey League skills competition, Brianna Decker beat Edmonton's Leon Draisaitl by three seconds. So he had to pull out.

When Schofield accepted the invitation to compete in the fastest skater event Friday, she did so in a tweet which included the hash tag "HockeyIsForEveryone". As part of the United States women's national ice hockey team, Schofield won a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

"[San Jose's Erik] Karlsson went after me, so I was like, "Okay, I think I might have beaten him, ' but I didn't know how long it took me". And so she did.

The NHL put on its annual skills competition in San Jose, Calif., on Friday, but not everybody got to see one of the most impressive performances of the night.

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"Obviously, I was a little nervous", Coyne Schofield told ESPN. "Part of this event is to grow hockey, and the step she took tonight to help hockey is going to go miles down the road".

McDavid skated last and finished his lap in 13.378 seconds, edging Buffalo's Jack Eichel (13.582) and the New York Islanders' Mathew Barzal (13.780).

Decker, the USA women's national team player, demonstrated the premier passing drill at the NHL All-Star skills event on Friday night.

On Friday, I saw a woman demonstrate that she can compete with the best in the world.

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Gaudreau narrowly beat out Chicago's Patrick Kane in the puck control contest as the two were among the only contestants who made it through the course without a mishap. It was the seventh best time out of the eight competitors (seven NHL All-Stars), beating Arizona Coyotes forward Clayton Keller.

Carlson beat out local fan favourite Brent Burns for the hardest shot, recording the fastest two times at 102.8 miles per hour and 100.8 miles per hour.

Decker finished the competition in 1:06. Connor McDavid, who entered the competition as the back-to-back champion, became the first player to ever win the event thrice.

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