Preview: Nazem Kadri, Team Pacific set to take on Team Central in 2023 NHL All-Star Game (1:00 p.m. MT)

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Mike Gould
1 year ago
Less than 24 hours after prevailing over Connor McDavid in the Honda Accuracy Shooting event, Calgary Flames centre Nazem Kadri will suit up alongside No. 97 with Team Pacific at the 2023 NHL All-Star Game on Saturday afternoon.
Kadri, McDavid, and Co. will take on Team Central in the first 3-on-3 matchup of the All-Star tournament at 1:00 p.m. MT. All the games will be held at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL, the home of Matthew Tkachuk’s Florida Panthers.
After the two Western Conference divisions go head-to-head at 1:00, Team Metropolitan (featuring ex-Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau) and Team Atlantic (with Tkachuk) will face off at 2:00. The winning divisions from the first two games will then meet up in the tournament final at 3:00.
Here are the lineups for Team Pacific and Team Central, with All-Star appearances in parentheses:
F Leon Draisaitl, EDM (4th)
F Kevin Fiala, LAK (1st)
F Bo Horvat, NYI (2nd)
F Nazem Kadri, CGY (2nd)
F Connor McDavid, EDM (6th)
F Elias Pettersson, VAN (3rd)
F Chandler Stephenson, VGK (1st)
F Troy Terry, ANA (2nd)
D Erik Karlsson, SJS (7th)
G Stuart Skinner, EDM (1st)
G Logan Thompson, VGK (1st)
F Kirill Kaprizov, MIN (2nd)
F Clayton Keller, ARI (3rd)
F Nathan MacKinnon, COL (5th)
F Mikko Rantanen, COL (2nd)
F Jason Robertson, DAL (1st)
F Vladimir Tarasenko, STL (4th)
D Seth Jones, CHI (4th)
D Cale Makar, COL (2nd)
D Josh Morrissey, WPG (1st)
G Connor Hellebuyck, WPG (3rd)
G Juuse Saros, NSH (2nd)
Kadri defeated McDavid in the semi-final round of the Accuracy Shooting trials at the 2023 NHL All-Star Skills on Friday evening before falling to New York Islanders centre Brock Nelson in the final.
Although Kadri is the lone current Flame attending this year’s NHL All-Star Game, three of the club’s draft picks will make appearances with other teams: Gaudreau (Columbus Blue Jackets), Tkachuk (Florida Panthers), and Adam Fox (New York Rangers).
You can catch the All-Star Game on Sportsnet in just under an hour’s time.

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