Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby to Team Up With Nathan Mackinnon at NHL Skills Competition
Sidney Crosby is the only Pittsburgh Penguins representative at the upcoming NHL All-Star Game, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be friendless at the event.
According to ESPN analyst Kevin Weekes, the Penguins captain has recruited some help for a new event in the skills competition.
Weekes says Crosby will compete in the new Splash Shot Challenge with good friend and fellow Nova Scotian Nathan MacKinnon.
The Splash Shot Challenge is a new team-based skills competition event that the NHL says “will be on the beach in Fort Lauderdale and will feature eight players, divided into four teams of two. Players must hit all targets before attempting to dunk their opponents, with the winner being whoever dunks their opponents first.
Sometimes NHL All-Star Weekend is pretty boring, but at least they try to bring some new ideas.
It’s a little surprising, however, that the two are taking part in this rather than one of the other new events, Pitch ‘n Puck.
The new Pitch ‘n Puck event combines hockey and golf and allows players to combine their skills in both sports.
Both Crosby and MacKinnon are talented golfers and this event seems perfect for them.
Of course, there is always the possibility that they will participate in the Pitch ‘n Puck as well as the Splash Challenge.
This is Crosby’s eighth All-Star selection and MacKinnon’s fifth.
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