Through two events down in Ottawa, Team Chara and Team Alfredsson are deadlocked at six points a piece in the 2012 NHL Skills competition.
We got the night started with the Fastest Skater competition with Phil Kessel, Brian Campbell, Jimmy Howard, Colin Greening and Marian Hossa representing Team Chara and Kris Letang, Jonathan Quick, Carl Hagelin, Keith Yandle, Erik Karlsson representing Team Alfredsson.
With a time of 13.218 seconds, Carl Hagelin takes home the overall title of Fastest skater after narrowly defeating Colin Greening of Team Chara. Phil Kessel was the lone point in the competition for Team Chara to that point.
Onto the Breakaway Challenge, in which Ryan Johansen, Patrick Kane, Corey Perry and goalie Carey Price represented Team Chara while Sean Courturier, John Tavares, Logan Couture and goalie Brian Elliot represented Team Alfredsson.
By a unanimous fan vote, Kane took home the title with the niftiest moves of the night. Kane sported the Superman cape during his shots, pulling from Dwight Howard's playbook during the NBA Dunk Competition.
Now onto the even that Boston Bruins fans paid attention to: The Accuracy Shooting Competition. In this one for Team Chara was Cody Hodgson, Jamie Benn, Marian Hossa and Bruin Tyler Seguin. Opposing them was Matt Read, Jason Spezza, Steven Stamko and Daniel Sedin.
Seguin was paired up with Spezza in a matchup he could only brush off his shoulder. Seguin lost easily to Spezza as he struggled to find who was passing to him. Thanks to wins by Hossa and Benn, Team Chara was able to even up the pace with Team Alfredsson, as the point totals stand at six a piece. More to come.
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