Your savory breakfast links:
- The legend of Alex Ovechkin grows ever more, er, legendary as he slammed home a 101.3 mph shot to claim the 2018 NHL All-Star Hardest Shot crown. [NHL.com, NBCSW, WaPo, NoVa Caps, RMNB]
The hardest shot winner: Alex Ovechkin. pic.twitter.com/iaVqGXBVsE— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) January 28, 2018
- He had a legendary warmup as he invited young Jonas Smailys, a family friend and official mini-Ovi, out on the ice before the Skills Competition got underway... [RMNB]
Got a skate in with Ovechkin, legs are feeling good pic.twitter.com/bFBBlpR5zx— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) January 28, 2018
- ... and a legendary post-win interview with Jeremy Roenick. As only a legend could.
How Ovechkin is feeling after winning Hardest Shot#NHLAllStar #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/1LIb9gBkkc— HockeyKot (@hockeykot) January 28, 2018
- Oh, and earlier in the day he dropped some knowledge about the Golden Knights’ success. [FTW]
- Today is the actual All-Star Game, and here’s how it’s going down:
- Each game is played 3-on-3, with two 10-minute halves.
- The Central and Pacific Divisions drop the puck at 3:30.
- The Metro and Atlantic Divisions drop the puck at 4:30.
- And the winners of the two semifinals face off at 5:30 for all the cookies.
- Team Metro head coach Barry Trotz will reunite last year’s linemates Ovechkin and Crosby, at least for a little while. And then he may tap Crosby’s shoulder and send him for a shift or two with Claude Giroux.
- Finally, happy 69th birthday to Jack Egers, and happy 52nd birthday to Michal Pivonka.