Player to Watch: Dylan Larkin – 3rd All-Star Game Appearance for Red Wings

This weekend the NHL will have its annual all-star game, and it will be played at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL, the home of the Florida Panthers. The Detroit Red Wings' lone representative is Dylan Larkin, who is making his third appearance at the event, with his first being in 2016, his rookie season and his second was last season.

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Dylan Larkin All-Star History

In Larkin’s rookie year, he made the all-star team, and he would go on to compete in the fastest skater competition, an event he would win and still to this day holds the record for the fastest time with 12.894 seconds. Larkin later participated in the shootout event that the NHL only had for three years, but in this event, Larkin took two shots on Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings, and he would beat Quick on both shots.

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In the actual game in 2016, the Atlantic Division would win their first game against the Metropolitan Division by a score of 4-3, and Larkin would tally three assists on three of the four goals. In the Championship against Team Pacific, the Atlantic Division would be shut out and lose by a score of 1-0.

In 2022 Larkin made his second appearance and once again took part in the fastest skater event, but this time, he would not win the event as he finished second to last with a time of 14.116 seconds.

Larkin would later take part in the Save Streak event in which he had two shots. He would score on both, beating Frederik Andersen on Andersen’s second shot he would face and then beating Tristan Jarry on Jarry’s 11th shot saw to ruin their save streaks and limit the Metropolitan goalie squad to only two consecutive saves.

In the actual game, the Atlantic Division would lose to the Central Division 8-5 in the first round; Larkin would not factor into any of the five goals scored by the Atlantic.

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2023 All-Star Game

The Atlantic Division has never won an all-star game tournament making it to the finals three times in the six years (no event in 2021). The NHL has done the all-star game this way, going 0-3 and losing to the Pacific division all three times.

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Larkin tonight will take part in the fastest skater once again as he takes on Chandler Stephenson from the Vegas Golden Knights, Cale Makar from the Colorado Avalanche, Kirill Kaprizov from the Minnesota Wild, Kevin Fiala from the Los Angeles Kings, and Andrei Svechnikov from the Carolina Hurricanes. Larkin right now is the favorite, according to Draft Kings, to win the event. Larkin will also participate later in the “tendy tandem” doing shootout-style moves. The goalie he will face is not yet determined.

In tomorrow’s all-star game, Larkin and the Atlantic Division will take on the Metropolitan Division with puck drop set for that 4:00 PM, and the winner of that game will move on to take on the winner of the Central/Pacific winner in the Championship. This weekend, tune into ESPN and ABC to see Larkin represent the Red Wings in Sunrise, FL.

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