As part of today’s All-Star skills competition in Ottawa, Jonathan Quick participated in the “fastest skater” competition (goalie edition) and beat Detroit’s Jimmy Howard. The goalies went from the near blue line to the end line, then back to the far faceoff dots, then to the far blue line. Quick did it in 16.939 seconds, compared to Howard’s 17.514. Both goalies looked very much like they were focused on not straining a groin or hamstring… Also, Jeremy Roenick is providing commentary on the event. Fill in your own “Roenick skating in 2005-06” punchline here.
Quick also participate in the “elimination shootout” at the end of the event, and stopped three of four shots. Quick stopped Jamie Benn, Joffrey Lupul and Ryan Suter, and allowed a goal by Kimmo Timonen. Overall, Quick’s “Team Alfredsson” beat “Team Chara” by a final score of 21-12.
In other events, Carl Hagelin won the fastest-skater competition, Patrick Kane won the fan vote on the “breakaway challenge,” Jamie Benn won the shooting-accuracy competition and Zdeno Chara won the hardest-shot competition (he had a record shot of 108.8 miles per hour in the preliminary round). The full results of the event are found on the NHL site by clicking here.