The 2018 GEICO NHL All Star Skills Competition took place on Saturday night at Amalie Arena in Tampa. It was a fun evening for all involved, and it put the NHL’s skill and personality on display.
The new Save Streak competition was a hit with the fans as Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury barely edged Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne to win the contest. Rinne was excited to have the goalies as the center of attention for once in the Skills Competition.
Fleury’s music choice during his turn made headlines as he picked Frozen’s “Let it Go.”
Other players like Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar enjoyed his time in the competition, making some difficult shots in the Accuracy Shooting contest.
Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson made his way into the arena wearing a pirate hat as a nod to Tampa’s Gasparilla festival taking place alongside All Star weekend. Predators defenseman P.K. Subban loved to see that kind of personality from NHL players.
Follow along for continuing coverage of All Star weekend from Tampa.