A look at the NHL all-star skill competition Tuesday

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Puck Control Relay, team event: Eastern Conference. Daniel Briere of Buffalo, Tomas Kaberle of Toronto and Martin St. Louis of Tampa skated faster around the pylons than their Western counterparts Brian Rolston of Minnesota, Lubomir Visnovsky of Los Angeles and Teemu Selanne of Anaheim. The turning point was Visnosvsky losing the puck momentarily.

East 1, West 0.


Puck Control Relay, individual event: Rick Nash of Columbus beat Jay Bouwmeester of Florida. It wasn't close.

East 1, West 1.


Fastest Skater: Andy McDonald, Anaheim, 14.03 seconds. The West also won the team score with a faster average time as McDonald, Bill Guerin of St. Louis (14.34) and Patrick Marleau of San Jose (14.08) beat Eric Staal of Carolina (14.50), Brian Campbell of Buffalo (14.97) and Alex Ovechkin of Washington (15.19).

West 3, East 1.


Shootout No. 1: Each goal counts towards overall score. Bill Guerin of St. Louis and Jonathan Cheechoo of San Jose beat Montreal's Cristobal Huet while the Habs goalie stopped Nicklas Lidstrom of Detroit and Patrick Marleau of San Jose. Simon Gagne of Philadelphia was the only Eastern player to beat hometown goalie Marty Turco of Dallas, the Stars netminder stopping Brendan Shanahan, Eric Staal of Carolina and Daniel Briere of Buffalo.

West 5, East 2.


Hardest Shot: Zdeno Chara, Boston, 100.4 m.p.h. Defending champion Sheldon Souray of Montreal was second at 100. The East also took the team point with a higher average shot speed of 95.3.

West 5, East 4.


Shootout No. 2: Marian Hossa of Atlanta, Justin Williams of Carolina and Sidney Crosby of Pittsburgh scored on Calgary's Mikka Kiprusoff while Martin St. Louis of Tampa was stopped. The West got goals from Martin Havlat of Chicago and Andy McDonald of Anaheim while New Jersey's Martin Brodeur stopped Teemu Selanne of Anaheim and Rick Nash of Columbus.

West 7, East 7.


Shooting Accuracy: Eric Staal, Carolina, and Marian Hossa, Atlanta, shared the title after tying at four hits on five attempts. The East, who also had Simon Gagne of Philadelphia and Brendan Shanahan of the Rangers, also took the other point with an overall record of 14 hits on 24 attempts. The West went 12 for 28 with Jonathan Cheechoo of San Jose, Joe Sakic of Colorado, Yanic Perreault of Phoenix and Joe Thornton of San Jose.

East 9, West 7.


In The Zone: Three players must make at least two passes before shooting on goal. The East won after the group of Daniel Briere and Brian Campbell of Buffalo and Eric Staal of Carolina scored the only two goals of the event. Five other groups were shut out.

East 10, West 7.


Shootout No. 3: Roberto Luongo of Vancouver pitched a shutout on his four Eastern shooters, stopping Dany Heatley of Ottawa, Vincent Lecavalier of Tampa, Jason Blake of the Islanders and Alex Ovechkin of Washington. The West then got goals from Joe Sakic of Colorado, Ryan Smyth of Edmonton and Joe Thornton of San Jose while Brian Rolston of Minnesota was stopped by Ryan Miller of Buffalo.

East 10, West 10.


One-on-One Shootout: Sidney Crosby of Pittsburgh beat Teemu Selanne in the one-on-one showdown, scoring on two of three shootout attempts on Roberto Luongo while Selanne scored once on three chances on Ryan Miller. Three points were also awarded for the winner in this attempt while the goals also counted.

The final: East 15, West 11.


David Perron

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