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Team Lidstrom edged Team Staal by a score of 11-10 at the 58th NHL All-Star Game on Sunday in Raleigh, North Carolina. Nashville’s captain, Shea Weber, was on the ice for 8 of Team Lidstrom’s goals, was a plus 6, recorded four assists and saw nearly 20 minutes of ice time.
Weber’s statistics for Sunday were among the most impressive of the All-Stars, but Weber wasn’t keeping track. “I just wanted to have fun. I wanted to have a good time playing with Nick and enjoy watching him.”
The skills competition was a big hit Saturday night at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The Hardest Shot competition was the main event for Nashville Predators fans where Captain Shea Weber came second to Zdeno Chara in 2009, the last time there was an NHL All-Star game.
Two players go head-to-head and then the two players with the top two hardest shots go against each other to see who has the hardest shot in the NHL.
Weber was pitted against Chara and in the first round beat Chara with a 104.8 mph shot. Chara was shooting in the 101 mph range.
When each shooter that was competing for Team Staal and Team Lidstrom was done, it was again down to Chara and Weber.
Chara would not be denied and in fact broke his own record set in 2009 with a shot that registered at 105.9 mph.
Nashville’s captain, Shea Weber, makes his second consecutive appearance in the NHL’s All-Star game this weekend. Friday night, Weber was drafted as the third defensemen picked, eighth overall, onto Team Lidstrom.
Weber said he didn’t expect to be drafted that high and he wasn’t sure if picking him was, as Martin St. Louis said when making the announcement, an answer to Team Staal picking Zdeno Chara.
In addition to Weber, Team Lidstrom featured a defense corps that included last year’s Norris Trophy winner, Duncan Keith, former Blackhawk and an early candidate for the Norris this year, Dustin Byfgulien, Keith Yandle who leads Phoenix in points, the Minnesota Wild’s Brent Burns, and, of course, Lidstrom himself.