Aho scored into an empty net with 1:29 remaining in the third to make it
Carolina moved Corey Crawford Jersey into fifth place in the Metropolitan Division.
"Two points in regulation is the only way you can really make up any
ground," Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said. "The overtime point or the
three-point game doesn't do much for you. We were up one late in the
Washington game at home (on Jan. 2) with probably seven, eight, nine
minutes to go and [lost 5-4 in overtime]. That's how close it is. That's
the reality of it." The rosters for the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game
were unveiled Wednesday, but the line combinations for the 3-on-3
tournament at Amalie Arena on Jan. 28 (3:30 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, SN, TVA
Sports) likely won't be finalized until close to game time by the coach
of each divisional team: Barry Trotz of the Metropolitan (Washington
Capitals), Duncan Keith Jersey Jon Cooper of the Atlantic (Tampa Bay Lightning), Peter Laviolette of
the Central (Nashville Predators) and Gerard Gallant of the Pacific
(Vegas Golden Knights).
We couldn't wait that long, so we asked four NHL.com staff writers to
put on their coaching hat to reveal how they would deploy the personnel
for each division. I've been given the keys for the Metropolitan
Division All-Star team. I've been hemming and hawing about this for
days. OK, for hours, because I found out who is on my team Wednesday.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, tied for the League lead with
27 goals, and Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby must play
together. Jonathan Toews Jersey Rivals turned teammates, just like at the All-Star Game last year in
Los Angeles. Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is with them; he plays with
Crosby and he defends against Ovechkin. He knows the best of both.
I've got a couple of New York Islanders forwards, Josh Bailey and John
Tavares, with Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones. Tavares and
Bailey have Bobby Hull Jersey been electrifying all season, combining for 101 points (34 goals, 67
Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils and Claude Giroux of the
Philadelphia Flyers are two of the most skilled playmakers in the
League. If they played on the same team they'd probably play on the same
line, so they're going to be together on my team. Carolina Hurricanes
defenseman Noah Hanifin joins them.
I'll go with the veteran, Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers as
the starting goaltender, but let's be clear that this isn't an
age-before-beauty reasoning, no offense to Braden Holtby.