By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com
At Friday’s NHL Skills night in St. Louis, Bruins forward David Pastrnak is set to take part the debut of the ‘Shooting Stars’ challenge.
Essentially Topgolf on ice, ten shooters will take turns from a platform located in the stands, 30 feet above the playing surface. Their goal? To hit various targets down on the ice, worth various point values (diagram below). Each player will get seven shots.
Patrnak will be competing against former Bruin Tyler Seguin (DAL), as well as Matthew Tkachuk (CAL), Brady Tkachuk (OTT), Patrick Kane (CHI), Mitch Marner (TOR), and a couple of home town contestants in Ryan O’Reilly and David Perron (STL). There will also be a pair of contestants from the Elite Woman’s 3-on-3 event, one from the US and one from Canada. Those names are still TBD.
“I have no idea what to expect,” Pastrnak told NHL.com. “I mean, I’ve never done anything like this before. I’m not sure anyone has…I think it’s something the fans will really enjoy.”
The other events include Fastest Skater, Save Streak (a shootout-style competition), Accuracy Shooting, and Hardest Shot. Coverage begins at 6:30, with the Shooting Stars event scheduled as the finale.
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