On Wednesday, former Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green was named to the 2018 NHL All-Star Game.
Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon has been selected to represent the Avalanche at the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, the League announced today. The NHL picks the All-Stars with little or no regard to what teams want, and most of it is focused on delivering star power for television, leaving teams like Carolina as an afterthought. The league will once again use the 3-on-3 tournament format that they used previous year. Usually, that's Justin Faulk. He was tied with Schenn for the team lead in points (44) this season.
Crawford has the third-best save percentage (.929) and the fourth-best goal-against average (2.27) among goalies with at least 15 games played.
The Lightning lost All-Star defenceman Victor Hedman midway through the second with a lower-body injury. This is the first All-Star appearance for Cooper and Vasilevskiy. Four Tampa Bay Lightning players were featured on the Atlantic Division roster announced by the National Hockey League on Wednesday. He led the Avs in scoring for the first time last season (2016-17) with 53 points (16g/37a) in 82 contests.
A product of the United States National Team Development Program, Hanifin has represented his country at a number of global tournaments, including the 2015 World Junior Championship and the 2016 and 2017 IIHF World Championships. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound defenseman was named a Second-Team NHL All-Star following both the 2011-12 and 2013-14 seasons.