Tim Thomas and Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins made the 2011 NHL All-Star Game roster, and are slated to play in the game on Sunday, Jan. 30 in Raleigh, N.C.
Goalie Thomas will make his third All-Star Game appearance, having appeared in both 2008 and 2009's edition. Thomas' selection is not a shock, given his league-leading stats in nearly all goaltending categories, including a .946 save percentage, a 1.77 goals against average, and six shutouts.
Defenseman Chara has five All-Star selections to his credit, as well as three consecutive Hardest Shot Skills Competition titles. Chara leads all Bruins blue-liners in terms of offensive contributions, with 19 points.
In the SuperSkills rookie competition, Bruins rookie center Tyler Seguin will face eleven of his fellow NHL rookies. Seguin has been hanging in the thick of the league's rookie scoring race, currently 13th among first-year players in points.
The All-Star Game will take a different approach to determining teams this time, with the appointed captains selecting their peers in a "Fantasy Draft," occurring Jan. 28.
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