NHL to play 3-on-3 All-Star tournament - WSMV News 4

NHL to play 3-on-3 All-Star tournament

Posted: Updated: Nov 26, 2015 07:01 AM
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NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL will play a 3-on-3 All-Star tournament instead of a traditional All-Star game.

The NHL and the players union announced the format change Wednesday for the Sunday, Jan. 31 event in Nashville, Tennessee.

Players will represent the Pacific, Central, Atlantic and Metropolitan divisions in the $1 million winner-take-all tournament that will have three 20-minute games. The Central will open against the Pacific, and the Atlantic will face the Metropolitan in the semifinals, with the winners advancing to the championship game.

Each team will have six forwards, three defensemen and two goalies.

The NHL All-Star Skills Competition will be played Saturday, Jan. 30.

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