nhl all-star game

When: 4 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville (first-time host).


Teams: Each of league's four divisions will be represented by 11 players (six forwards, three defensemen and two goalies).

Format: Team Metropolitan will play Team Atlantic in one 20-minute, 3-on-3 semifinal at 4 p.m., while Team Pacific will play Team Central at 5 p.m. The winners will advance to a 20-minute championship at 6 p.m., with the winning team splitting $1 million in prize money.

Coaches: Gerard Gallant, Florida (Metropolitan); Barry Trotz, Washington (Atlantic); Darryl Sutter, Los Angeles (Pacific); Lindy Ruff, Dallas (Central).

Wild reps: Devan Dubnyk is the only Wild representative. He and Nashville's Pekka Rinne will be the two goalies for Team Central. It will be Dubnyk's first All-Star Game.

Others with Minnesota connections: D Brent Burns, San Jose; D Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg; D Justin Faulk, Carolina; D Ryan McDonagh, N.Y. Rangers; F John Scott, Arizona.

The Scott saga: Former Wild enforcer John Scott will captain the Pacific Division team. Scott was elected to the captaincy in fan voting before being traded from the Arizona Coyotes to the Montreal Canadiens. He currently is playing in the American Hockey League, but the NHL decided to honor the fan vote.

Missing: Two of the NHL's biggest stars, Washington's Alex Ovechkin and Chicago's Jonathan Toews, pulled out of All-Star Weekend. By NHL rule, they are suspended for the first game after the All-Star break.

The quote: "I have to be here. I was ordered in. I don't want to be suspended. I don't want to miss any games." — reluctant Florida Panthers All-Star Jaromir Jagr, who at age 43 would rather be resting this weekend.

Did you know? Florida defenseman Aaron Ekblad, 19, is the first player in more than 30 years to be a two-time All-Star before the age of 20.

Associated Press