The NHL will televise the annual display of hockey talent as it returns to FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida for the second time since 2003. This year’s festivities will kick off with the Skills Competition on Friday, February 3 and end with the All-Star Game the following day, Saturday, February 4.
The All-Star Weekend is a fun way to watch some of the best players in the league compete against each other. It is a popular event that draws a large number of fans each year. If you’re planning to attend the All-Star Game, here are some important tips and information that will help you enjoy the experience to the fullest.
First, let’s take a look at the rosters for the 2023 NHL All-Star Game. The rosters include four teams — the Metropolitan, Atlantic, Central and Pacific — each of which will send a player to represent them in the game.
Some of the biggest names in the league will be on the ice, including Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin. He is among the NHL’s top goal scorers, and will captain the Metropolitan Division team.
Other teams are also sending multiple players to represent them. The Metropolitan and Atlantic teams will each have three players, while the Central and Pacific will have two each.
It’s still too early to know who will be in the starting lineup, but it’s clear that some of the top names will be on the ice when the All-Star Game begins. There are some glaring omissions, though.
While there isn’t a lot of depth on the blue line for the West, it will be interesting to see if Scott Niedermayer or Dan Boyle will make the starting lineup. Both are battling injuries, but Niedermayer is a former top-five defenseman who has been a key player in the Ducks’ success this season, with 20 points and a plus-2 rating.
Meanwhile, Boyle is one of the top goalies in the league, with a plus-6 rating and a career-high 31 points this season. The other players on the list will be a mix of younger and more established players, so there’s going to be plenty to watch out for when the puck drops.
The 2023 NHL All-Star Game will air on ABC in the United States, while ESPN will broadcast it live across North America. The NHL also plans to stream the All-Star Game online on their streaming service, ESPN+.
If you want to watch the All-Star Game live, you’ll need to sign up for an ESPN+ subscription. The service costs $6.99 a month, and you’ll have access to all of the games on the platform, including the All-Star Game. You can use the service to stream the game on your phone, tablet, or computer. If you’d like to save some money, you can also sign up for a free trial. Once you’ve signed up, you can cancel your subscription at any time, or continue to watch it for as long as you want.