Lightning well-represented at 2018 NHL All-Star Game


The 63 NHL All-Star Game takes place Sunday, January 28th in Tampa.

After registering seven assists in the Sharks' first 19 games, Burns, last season's Norris Trophy victor, has seven goals and 16 assists in his last 21 games.

Four days later, Lightning head coach Jon Cooper was announced head coach of the Atlantic Division squad after guiding the Bolts to a NHL-best.744 points percentage through the first half of the season.

It's now more hard to have multiple players from one team because of the divisional 3-on-3 format and the National Hockey League insisting on every team have at least one player represented. MacKinnon already has exceeded his goals total in 82 games last season (16) and is just a point shy of matching his overall production.

Schenn, 26, will also be making his first All-Star Game appearance. It will mark his fourth consecutive All-Star appearance, and the fifth of his career. His record is 13-14-2 with a 2.89 goals-against average and a.911 save percentage after winning the last two games.

Andrei Vasilevskiy was picked for his first career All-Star Game and becomes the third Lightning goaltender in franchise history to earn the distinction, joining Nikolai Khabibulin (2002, 2003) and Ben Bishop (2016).

Price started the season with a 3-7-1 record in his first 11 games, along with a 3.77 goals-against average and an.877 save percentage before being sidelined for 10 games with a lower-body injury suffered during a game in Minnesota on November 2. Both events will be held at AMALIE Arena.