The participants for the 2011 NHL All-Star Skills competition have been announced. Six events will take place inside the RBC Center tonight. In the Bridgestone Fastest Skater competition, Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene (of Team Lidstrom) will be the club's only participant. In the McDonald's Accuracy Shooting segment, Paul Stastny competes for Team Staal. In the G Series Skills Challenge Relay, Duchene, Stastny and Kevin Shattenkirk will compete (Stastny is the only Avs player on Team Staal). This new competition is divided into two separate groups and showcases a variety of skills in a timed setting.
Other events include the BlackBerry Breakaway Challenge, which the Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin will look to win for a third year in a row. There will also be the XM Hardest Shot competition and an Elimination Shootout challenge.
Team Lidstrom or Team Staal? Find out tonight, when the Skills Competition will be televised on Versus at 5 p.m. MT.