Connor McDavid wins the All-Star Skills competition filled with video review and controversy!

Connor McDavid wins the All-Star Skills competition filled with video review and controversy!

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On Friday night, it was the All-Star Skills competition and one of 12 NHL superstars had the chance to compete for a first prize of $1 million. After a close battle, Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid won the competition with a total of 25 points.

Competing against Mathew Barzal, William Nylander, Auston Matthews, Cale Makar and J.T. Miller in the last challenge of the night, the Pepsi NHL Obstacle Course, McDavid got the points needed to get the win and the prize of $1 million.

Cale Makar ended second, while Auston Matthews finishes third and William Nylander finishes fourth in the skills competition.

Each of the 12 All-Stars took part in four of the first six events: the Fastenal NHL Fastest Skater, Rogers NHL Hardest Shot, Upper Deck NHL Stick Handling, Tim Hortons NHL One Timers, Scotiabank NHL Passing Challenge and Cheetos NHL Accuracy Shooting. First place was worth five points, second place four points, and so on.

Fastenal NHL Fastest Skater

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar did beat Vancouve Canucks blue liner Quinn Hughes by literally 0.001 seconds to take the fastest skater lead, but it was Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers who was crowned the fastest skater with an impressive time of 13.408 seconds, good for five points in the competition. This is the fourth time the Oilers’ captain records the fastest skater title.

William Nylander, TOR : 14.164 seconds, 1 point.
Quinn Hughes, VAN :14.088 seconds, 3 points.
Cale Makar, COL : 14.089 seconds, 2 points.
Mathew Barzal, NYI : 13.519 seconds, 4 points.
Connor McDavid, EDM : 13.408 seconds, 5 points.

Tim Hortons NHL One Timers

Chicago Blackhawks rookie Connor Bedard and Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby were guess star passers for the challenge. Fan favorite Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews finished last in this skill competition, while Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon led most of the way. Until Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak came in as the last participant and gave MacKinnon a run of his money as the league had to go to video review to confirm the winner. 

It was determined that one of Pasta's puck hit below the bar, giving the win to MacKinnon with 23 points, edging the Bruins' star forward by one point after review. 

Elias Pettersson, VAN: 20, 3 points
Nathan MacKinnon, COL: 23, 5 points

Leon Draisaitl, EDM: 22, 4 points
Nikita Kucherov, TBL: 19, 2 points
J.T. Miller, VAN: 18, 1 point. 
Auston Matthews, TOR: 15
Mathew Barzal, NYI: 17
David Pastrnak, BOS: 22, 4 points

Scotiabank NHL Passing Challenge

This was one of the hardest competition for the participants with surprising results for both Canucks’ J.T. Miller and Tampa Bay Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov, who both admitted to struggling with the challenge. McDavid also had a hard time, collecting just 10 points.

A very cool, calm and collected Elias Pettersson scored 25 points in that contest.

Nathan MacKinnon, COL : 13
William Nylander, TOR : 16 , 1 point. 
Cale Makar, COL : 23, 4 points
Mathew Barzal, NYI : 21, 3 points
J.T. Miller, VAN : 7
Nikita Kucherov, TBL : 5
Quinn Hughes, VAN : 15
Connor McDavid, EDM : 10
Elias Pettersson, VAN : 25, 5 points

Auston Matthews, TOR : 19, 2 points. 
Leon Draisaitl, EDM : 12

Rogers NHL Hardest Shot

Avalanche's Cale Makar impressed by registering triple digits and was almost edged out by Vancouver's J.T. Miller. He got the most points in this competition. Pettersson, who was the defending champion ranked third. 

Auston Matthews, TOR : 96,22 MPH - 2 points 
Cale Makar, COL : 102,56 - 5 points
David Pastrnak, BOS : 95,27 MPH - 1 point. 
J.T. Miller, VAN : 102,3 MPH - 4 points 
Elias Pettersson, VAN : 98.4 MPH - 3 points 

Upper Deck NHL Stick Handling

This challenge looked quite hard and it was McDavid that was most successful at it, going through the stick handling set in 25,755 seconds to collect the five points.

Poor Elias Pettersson fell on the ice during the contest, but got up with a smile and finished the challenge. Nikita Kucherov didn’t have a good run in the handling either, losing the puck and milking the moment, waving at the crowd. Bruins’ David Pastrnak had a good laugh when he missed the open net.

Quinn Hughes, VAN : 29,038
Connor McDavid, EDM : 25,755, 5 points.

Elias Pettersson, VAN: 29,526
Nikita Kucherov, TBL: 44,178
Leon Draisaitl, EDM: 28,677, 1 point 
Nathan MacKinnon, COL: 27,715, 2 points 
David Pastrnak, BOS: 38,488
Mathew Barzal, NYI: 26,929, 4 points 
Willliam Nylander, TOR: 27,272, 3 points

Cheetos NHL Accuracy Shooting

As soon as the challenge was announced, poor Kucherov, who was quite unlucky tonight, thought it was underway and got three of the four targets before they had started the time. He had to go again, but still got all four in 16,46 seconds.

McDavid, the winner, went four for four in just 9,158 seconds.

Nikita Kucherov, TBL: 16,46 seconds.
Cale Makar, COL: 20,046 seconds.
Connor McDavid, EDM: 9,158 seconds - 5 points 

Quinn Hughes, VAN: 14.815 seconds - 1 point
J.T. Miller, VAN: 13,587 seconds - 3 points
David Pastrnak, BOS: 19,67 seconds
Nathan MacKinnon, COL: 15,958 seconds 
William Nylander, TOR: 14,099 seconds - 2 points
Leon Draisaitl, EDM: 46,089 seconds.
Auston Matthews, TOR: 9,341 seconds - 4 points

Honda / Hyundai NHL One-on-One

Top eight point-earners from events 1-6 participate and choose the goalie they shoot against in this challenge. Pastrnak, Draisaitl, Hughes and Kucherov were eliminated from the competition.

Connor McDavid wins the All-Star Skills competition filled with video review and controversy!

Players got to choose the netminder they wanted to face in the event, and collect the most points in 60 seconds. This was quite a demanding challenge for the players, who all ended the sequence, huffing and puffing. 

William Nylander won the one-on-one competition with nine points on Los Angeles Kings’ Cam Talbot.

Nathan MacKinnon scored 2 times on Florida Panthers’ Sergei Bobrovsky.
J.T. Miller chose Boston Bruins’ Jeremy Swayman, he scored 6 points against him.
Auston Matthews went with Canucks’ Thatcher Demko and collected 7 points.
Elias Pettersson decided to choose Dallas Stars’ Jake Oettinger. The Canucks’ star recorded three points.
Mathew Barzal faced his New York counterpart in Rangers’ Igor Shesterkin and got a total of six points.

Cale Makar scored four points on Winnipeg Jets’ Connor Hellebuyck.

Connor McDavid faced Alex Georgiev of the Avalanche and collected just three points.

Alex Georgiev was crowned the best goalie in that competition, making the most saves (9), and was ultimately the winner of $100,000 (USD). Nathan MacKinnon and Elias Pettersson did not qualify for the last skill event. 

Pepsi NHL Obstacle Course

Six skaters were left for the final event who will battle in the Pepsi Obstacle Course for the $1 million prize.

This is the time it took them to complete the obstacle course, which was won by X X, getting him the five points and ultimate clinch on the victory of the All-Star Skill Competition.

Connor McDavid, EDM - 40,606 seconds. 
Mathew Barzal, NYI - 1 minute and 16 seconds.
William Nylander, TOR -  49,065 seconds. 
Auston Matthews, TOR - 47,271 seconds. 
Cale Makar, COL - 43,435 seconds.
J.T. Miller, VAN - 49,351 seconds.

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Source: All-Star Skills competition on Sportsnet