It's a best-on-best competition taking place down in South Florida this weekend, as the NHL All-Star Game is set for Saturday afternoon.
Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews, Nathan MacKinnon and more members of the league's elite class will get to showcase their skills today at the All-Star Game. In total, there are 44 players participating in the action.
For those that are fans of 3-on-3 overtime hockey, you're in luck. The entirety of today's games consists of 3-on-3 competition. There will be plenty of open ice for slick moves and snipes for fans' favorite players.
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The Sporting News has you covered on the All-Star Game format, rosters and more.
2023 NHL All-Star Game format
The All-Star Game is unique in the NHL. In fact, it is not just one game, but three.
Starting in 2016, the league changed the format of the games to a 3-on-3, single-elimination tournament featuring four teams, one for each division. There are two semifinal games before the two winners meet in the All-Star Game Final.
Each game consists of two, 10-minute halves. If there is a tie after 20 minutes, then it will go to a three-round shootout, plus extra rounds as needed to determine the winner.
2023 NHL All-Star Game schedule
There will be two semifinal games before a final game played to determine the All-Star winner.
The Central Division faces off against the Pacific Division in the first semifinal. It will be followed by the Metropolitan vs. Atlantic teams.
The winners of those two games play in the championship.
|3 p.m. ET||Central vs. Pacific|
|4 p.m. ET||Metropolitan vs. Atlantic|
|5 p.m. ET||TBD vs. TBD|
2023 NHL All-Star rosters
|Nikita Kucherov||Forward||Tampa Bay Lightning|
|Dylan Larkin||Forward||Detroit Red Wings|
|Mitch Marner||Forward||Toronto Maple Leafs|
|Nick Suzuki||Forward||Montreal Canadiens|
|Rasmus Dahlin**||Defenseman||Buffalo Sabres|
|Brady Tkachuk||Forward||Ottawa Senators|
|Matthew Tkachuk||Forward||Florida Panthers|
|Linus Ullmark||Goalie||Boston Bruins|
|David Pastrnak||Forward||Boston Bruins|
|Andrei Vasilevskiy||Goalie||Tampa Bay Lightning|
|Aleksander Barkov*||Forward||Florida Panthers|
* = replacement for Auston Matthews (Toronto Maple Leafs)
** = replacement for Tage Thompson (Buffalo Sabres)
|Sidney Crosby||Forward||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|Johnny Gaudreau||Forward||Columbus Blue Jackets|
|Kevin Hayes||Forward||Philadelphia Flyers|
|Jack Hughes||Forward||New Jersey Devils|
|Brock Nelson||Forward||New York Islanders|
|Alexander Ovechkin||Forward||Washington Capitals|
|Igor Shesterkin||Goalie||New York Rangers|
|Andrei Svechnikov||Forward||Carolina Hurricanes|
|Artemi Panarin||Forward||New York Rangers|
|Adam Fox||Defenseman||New York Rangers|
|Ilya Sorokin||Goalie||New York Islanders|
|Seth Jones||Defenseman||Chicago Blackhawks|
|Kirill Kaprizov||Forward||Minnesota Wild|
|Clayton Keller||Forward||Arizona Coyotes|
|Cale Makar||Defenseman||Colorado Avalanche|
|Josh Morrissey||Defenseman||Winnipeg Jets|
|Jason Robertson||Forward||Dallas Stars|
|Juuse Saros||Goalie||Nashville Predators|
|Vladimir Tarasenko||Forward||St. Louis Blues|
|Mikko Rantanen||Forward||Colorado Avalanche|
|Nathan MacKinnon||Forward||Colorado Avalanche|
|Connor Hellebuyck||Goalie||Winnipeg Jets|
|Kevin Fiala||Forward||Los Angeles Kings|
|Nazem Kadri||Forward||Calgary Flames|
|Erik Karlsson||Defenseman||San Jose Sharks|
|Connor McDavid||Forward||Edmonton Oilers|
|Elias Pettersson||Forward||Vancouver Canucks|
|Troy Terry||Forward||Anaheim Ducks|
|Logan Thompson||Goalie||Vegas Golden Knights|
|Bo Horvat||Forward||Vancouver Canucks|
|Leon Draisaitl||Forward||Edmonton Oilers|
|Stuart Skinner||Goalie||Edmonton Oilers|
|Chandler Stephenson*||Forward||Vegas Golden Knights|
* = replacement for Matty Beniers (Seattle Kraken)