2023 NHL All-Star Game: Division Odds & Analysis

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2023 National Hockey League All-Star Game

2023 NHL All-Star Game Preview: The 63rd installment of the National Hockey League’s All-Star Game takes place this weekend, with the Skill Competition night on Friday and the three games of 3-on-3 action taking place on Saturday. It will begin with the Central Division All-Stars taking on the Pacific Division All-Stars, followed by the Metropolitan Division All-Stars facing off against the Atlantic Division All-Stars. The winning division from each conference will battle in the final period with the winning division’s players each splitting a check for $1 Million. Let’s take a look at the players who will be lighting it up in lovely Sunrise, Florida this weekend.

PACIFIC DIVISION ALL-STARS (+300 to win ASG)

Coached by Bruce Cassidy, the Head Coach of the Vegas Golden Knights, who currently sit tied in second place in the NHL Pacific Division with a 29-18-4 record and 62 points. This is the first All-Star Game appearance for Cassidy, who took over the Vegas job from Peter DeBoer, who is now in Dallas and will represent the Central Division, just nine days after he was fired from the Boston Bruins job, where his replacement, Jim Montgomery, is going to lead the Atlantic Division squad.

Roster:

Golden Knights logo Chandler Stephenson – Forward, Vegas Golden Knights
Stats: 51 games played, 11 Goals, 33 Assists, 44 Points.
This is the first All-Star Game appearance for the 28-year old Saskatchewan native, who is replacing injured rookie Matty Beniers of the Seattle Kraken.

Oilers logo Leon Draisaitl – Forward, Edmonton Oilers
Stats: 48 Games Played, 29 Goals, 47 Assists, 76 Points.
This is the fourth All-Star Game nomination for the former Hart Trophy winner. Draisaitl was voted in by the fans as part of the “Last Man In” contest in 2019. He is one of two Edmonton Oilers to make the All-Star Team this year.

Kings logo Kevin Fiala – Forward, Los Angeles Kings
Stats: 53 Games Played, 13 Goals, 35 Assists, 53 Points.
This is the first All-Star Game appearance for Fiala, who played his previous four seasons with the Minnesota Wild before being traded to Los Angeles in the off-season. The 26-year old Switzerland native leads the Kings in points and is ranked second on the club in goals.

Islanders logo Bo Horvat – Forward, New York Islanders
Stats: 49 GP (w/Vancouver) 31 Goals, 23 Assists, 54 Points.
That’s not a typo, the nine-year veteran was dealt from Vancouver to the New York Islanders in a trade on January 30th, but he will still represent the Pacific Division in the All-Star Game festivities. Horvat has been talked in trades with numerous teams, and while many experts were shocked to see him go to Long Island, there could be a chance he gets moved again before the March 3rd Trade Deadline.

Flames logo Nazem Kadri – Forward, Calgary Flames
Stats: 50 Games Played, 19 Goals, 19 Assists, 38 Points.
This is the first ever All-Star Game appearance for the 14-year veteran. Fresh off winning his first Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche last Summer, the 32-year old London, Ontario native signed with the Calgary Flames, where he currently leads the team in goals and is ranked third in points.

Oilers logo Connor McDavid – Forward, Edmonton Oilers
Stats: 50 Games Played, 41 Goals, 41 Assists, 92 Points.
This is the sixth All-Star Game nomination for the speedy superstar who is having a career season with 92 points in just fifty games played on the season. McDavid is one of two Oilers to make the All-Star Game along with line mate Leon Draisaitl. In five All-Star Games, McDavid has two goals and 11 assists for 13 points, which ranks him eighth amongst Active Players for most career points in the All-Star Game.

Canucks logo Elias Pettersson – Forward, Vancouver Canucks
Stats: 47 Games Played, 21 Goals, 37 Assists, 58 Points.
This is the first ever All-Star Game appearance for the 24-year old Swedish native. Pettersson leads the Canucks in goals and points while ranked second in assists behind defenseman Quinn Hughes. He will get to play with long-time teammate Bo Horvat one more time in this contest before Horvat officially joins the New York Islanders after the break.

Ducks logo Troy Terry – Forward, Anaheim Ducks
Stats: 50 Games Played, 13 Goals, 29 Assists, 42 Points.
This is the first ever All-Star Game appearance for the six-year veteran. The 25-year old Denver native leads Anaheim in assists and is tied in total points with teammate Trevor Zegras, who was notably snubbed from this year’s roster despite having more goals.

Sharks logo Erik Karlsson – Defenseman, San Jose Sharks
Stats: 51 Games Played, 16 Goals, 50 Assists, 66 Points.
This is the fifth All-Star Game nomination for the 14-year veteran, who at age 32, leads all Defensemen in the National Hockey League in goals and points.

Oilers logo Stuart Skinner – Goaltender, Edmonton Oilers
Stats: 13-10-3, 2.92 Goals-Against Average, .914 Save%
This is the first ever All-Star Game appearance for the emerging 24-year old who in his third NHL season, has taken over the starting goalie job for Edmonton after a rocky start for free-agent signing Jack Campbell to open the year.

Golden Knights logo Logan Thompson – Goaltender, Vegas Golden Knights
Stats: 19-13-3, 2.69 Goals-Against Average, .913 Save%, 2 Shutouts
This is the first ever All-Star Game appearance for the 25-year old Calgary native, who took over the starting role for Vegas after it was declared that veteran Robin Lehner would miss the entire season and backup Laurent Brossoit would also miss an extended portion of the year. Thompson is currently +1200 odds to win the Calder Trophy for Rookie of the Year.

CENTRAL DIVISION ALL-STARS (+250 to win ASG)

Coached by Peter DeBoer the Head Coach of the Dallas Stars, who currently lead the Central Division with a 28-13-10 record and 66 points. This is the third All-Star Game for DeBoar, who led the Pacific Division team last season when he coached for the Vegas Golden Knights. He will face-off in the first game against his replacement, Bruce Cassidy.

ROSTER:

Wild logo Kirill Kaprizov – Forward, Minnesota Wild
Stats: 48 Games Played, 27 Goals, 32 Assists, 59 Points.
This is the first ever All-Star Game appearance for the third-year speedster. The former Calder Trophy winner currently leads Minnesota in goals, assists and points.

Coyotes logo Clayton Keller – Forward, Arizona Coyotes
Stats: 50 Games Played, 18 Goals, 23 Assists, 41 Points.
This is the first ever All-Star Game appearance for the seven-year veteran, who is the lone representative for a struggling Arizona Coyotes squad. The 24-year old winger leads the Yotes in goals, assists and points on the season.

Avalanche logo Nathan MacKinnon – Forward, Colorado Avalanche
Stats: 37 Games Played, 13 Goals, 41 Assists, 54 Points.
This is the third All-Star Game nomination for the 27-year old Halifax native, who despite missing some time with injuries, still produced enough offensively to rank second in points for the reigning Stanley Cup champions.

Avalanche logo Mikko Rantanen – Forward, Colorado Avalanche
Stats: 48 Games Played, 34 Goals, 27 Assists, 61 Points
This is the second All-Star Game nomination for Rantanen, an eight-year veteran who leads Colorado in goals, assists and points in what has been a injury-laden year for the defending champions. The 26-year old Finland native is tied for the league lead in even-strength goals with 27 along with fellow All-Star Jack Hughes of the New Jersey Devils.

Stars logoJason Robertson – Forward, Dallas Stars
Stats: 51 Games Played, 33 Goals, 33 Assists, 66 Points.
This is the first ever All-Star Game appearance for the emerging 23-year old superstar, who’s 33 goals rank fifth in all of the National Hockey League. “JR’ has sparked the offense in Dallas as they look to make a run in the Western Conference moving forward. You can bet the Stars to win the West at +550 odds and +1600 odds to win the Stanley Cup.

Blues logo Vladimir Tarasenko – Forward, St. Louis Blues
Stats: 38 Games Played, 10 Goals, 19 Assists, 29 Points
This is the third All-Star Game appearance for the 11-year veteran who has spent his entire career in St. Louis, but could be on the move before the March 3rd Trade Deadline. The 31-year old Russian native is ranked fifth in points for a Blues squad that is ravaged with injuries to several top-six forwards.

Blackhawks logo Seth Jones – Defenseman, Chicago Blackhawks
Stats: 38 Games Played, 4 Goals, 18 Assists, 22 Points.
This is the second All-Star Game appearance for the ten-year veteran. Jones leads all Hawks defenseman in points and ranks fifth on the club overall.

Avalanche logo Cale Makar – Defenseman, Colorado Avalanche
Stats: 44 Games Played, 13 Goals, 32 Assists, 45 Points.
This is the third All-Star Game nomination for the reigning Norris Trophy winning defenseman. Makar is ranked third in points for Colorado and sixth in the league amongst all Defensemen.

Jets logo Connor Hellebuyck – Goaltender, Winnipeg Jets
Stats: 24-15-1, 2.45 Goals-Against Average, .923 Save%, 3 Shutouts.
This is the third All-Star Game nomination for the 29-year old Michigan native who with 40 starts, leads the league in total appearances in net. The former Vezina Trophy winner has logged over 3,000+ minutes in a season five times, and looks to be well on his way for a sixth season.

Predators logo Juuse Saros – Goaltender, Nashville Predators
Stats: 19-13-5, 2.74 Goals-Against Average, .920 Save%, 1 shutout.
This is the first ever All-Star Game appearance for the 27-year old Finland native. Saros ranks fifth in the National Hockey League in Goals Saved Above Average with 17.

ATLANTIC DIVISION ALL-STARS (+250 to win the ASG)

Coached by Jim Montgomery, who is leading the Boston Bruins to the best record in the National Hockey League with a 39-7-5 mark and with 83 points in 51 games, the B’s set a new NHL record for the most points in that span of games played.

ROSTER:

Panthers logo Aleksander Barkov – Forward, Florida Panthers
Stats: 42 Games Played, 14 Goals, 33 Assists, 47 Points.
This is the first ever All-Star Game appearance for the ten-year veteran who is sure to get many loud ovations as one of the two representatives for the hometown Florida Panthers along with Matthew Tkachuk. Barkov replaces an injured Auston Matthews from the Toronto Maple Leafs on this Atlantic Division roster.

Lightning logo Nikita Kucherov – Forward, Tampa Bay Lightning
Stats: 48 Games Played, 19 Goals, 53 Assists, 72 Points.
This is the fifth All-Star Game nomination for Kucherov, who leads the Lightning in points and ranked third on the club in goals. He is one of two representatives for Tampa Bay along with Andrei Vasilevskiy.

Red Wings logo Dylan Larkin – Forward, Detroit Red Wings
Stats: 47 Games Played, 15 Goals, 28 Assists, 43 Points.
This is the first ever All-Star Game appearance for the eight-year veteran who leads the Red Wings in goals, assists and points.

Bruins logo David Pastrňák – Forward, Boston Bruins
Stats: 51 Games Played, 38 Goals, 34 Assists, 72 Points.
This is just the second All-Star Game appearance for “Pasta” as he is affectionally known to Bruins fans. The 26-year old Czechia native is ranked second in the League in goals and tops overall in shots on goal with 245 on the season.

Canadiens logo Nick Suzuki – Forward, Montreal Canadiens
Stats: 51 Games Played, 16 Goals, 24 Assists, 50 Points.
This is the first ever All-Star Game appearance for the 23-year old Ontario native. The captain leads the club in points while ranked second in goals on the year.

Sabres logo Tage Thompson – Forward, Buffalo Sabres
Stats: 49 Games Played, 34 Goals, 34 Assists, 68 Points.
This is the first ever All-Star Game appearance for Thompson, but it surely doesn’t seem like it will be his last as the 25-year old phenom continues to dazzle fans night after night with Buffalo as they look to break their decade-long playoff drought. You can get the Sabres to Make the Playoffs at +220 odds right now at some sportsbooks.

Senators logo Brady Tkachuk – Forward, Ottawa Senators
Stats: 50 Games Played, 20 Goals, 31 Assists, 51 Points.
This is the first ever All-Star Game appearance for the 23-year old third-generation star, who will suit up for the Atlantic Division alongside brother Matthew. Tkachuk leads the Sens in assists and points this season.

Panthers logo Matthew Tkachuk – Forward, Florida Panthers
Stats: 49 Games Played, 25 Goals, 41 Assists, 66 Points.
This is second All-Star Game nomination for the older brother of Brady, who will play for the Atlantic side as well. The seven-year veteran is enjoying his new beachside digs, leading the Panthers in points while ranked second in goals, after six prior years in Calgary.

Bruins logo Linus Ullmark – Goaltender, Boston Bruins
Stats: 25-4-1, 1.90 Goals-Against Average, .936 Save%, 2 shutout
This is the first ever All-Star Game appearance for Ullmark, who is having a career season with 24 wins over 31 games started for the hot Boston Bruins. The 29-year old Swedish native heads into the break a strong -150 odds-on favorite to win the Vezina Trophy.

Lightning logo Andrei Vasilevskiy – Goaltender, Tampa Bay Lightning
Stats: 23-12-1, 2.51 Goals-Against Average, .918 Save%
This is the third All-Star Game nomination for the two-time Stanley Cup winner. The 28-year old Russian native ranks in the Top-Ten in save percentage in all of the National Hockey League.

METROPOLITAN DIVISION ALL-STARS (+300 to win ASG)

Coached by Rod Brind’Amour, who has led the Carolina Hurricanes to the lead in the Metro Division with a 33-9-8 record. This is his second straight appearance in the All-Star Game as a coach and despite a stellar 20-year career in the NHL, he never reached the ASG as a player.

ROSTER:

Penguins logo Sidney Crosby – Forward, Pittsburgh Penguins
Stats: 49 Games Played, 24 Goals, 36 Assists, 60 Points.
This is the eighth All-Star Game nomination for “Sid The Kid”, but only his fifth actual game appearance once he hits the ice. The 35-year old veteran would have even more nominations if not for years where the NHL opted to skip the game so players could go to the Winter Olympics. Even in four All-Star games played, Crosby ranks seventh among Active players with 13 points.

Blue Jackets logo Johnny Gaudreau – Forward, Columbus Blue Jackets
Stats: 51 Games Played, 14 Goals, 35 Assists, 49 Points.
This is the seventh All-Star Game nomination but his first time playing on the Eastern Conference side of things after signing with Columbus in the off-season. “Johnny Hockey” leads the Blue Jackets in goals, assists and points this year.

Flyers logo Kevin Hayes – Forward, Philadelphia Flyers
Stats: 50 Games Played, 15 Goals, 30 Assists, 45 Points.
This is the first ever All-Star Game appearance for the 30-year old veteran, who was very emotional upon being named this honor. He dedicated the moment to his late older brother Jimmy, who passed away in 2019, and wished to see Kevin become an All-Star one day. His nephew, Beau, and other family will be in attendance for the special moment.

Devils logo Jack Hughes – Forward, New Jersey Devils
Stats: 49 Games Played, 33 Goals, 31 Assists, 64 Points.
This is the first ever All-Star Game appearance for the 21-year old native from nearby Orlando. The four-year skater leads the Devils in goals and points, while ranked second in assists.

Islanders logo Brock Nelson – Forward, New York Islanders
Stats: 52 Games Played, 19 Goals, 27 Assists, 46 Points.
This is the first ever All-Star Game appearance for the ten-year veteran who leads the Islanders in goals and points.

Capitals logo Alex Ovechkin – Forward, Washington Capitals
Stats: 52 Games Played, 32 Goals, 22 Assists, 54 Points.
This is the 13th All-Star Game nomination for “The Great Eight” who has now cemented himself as one of the best scorers of All-Time, and is now just 92 goals away from tying the mark of Wayne Gretzky. Ovechkin has seven goals and eight points in seven All-Star games played, with his 15 points the most among Active players in the league.

Rangers logo Artemi Panarin – Forward, New York Rangers
Stats: 49 Games Played, 12 Goals, 38 Assists, 50 Points.
This is the third All-Star Game nomination for the “Bread Man” who leads the Blueshirts in points and is tied with fellow All-Star Adam Fox for the team lead in assists.

Hurricanes logo Andrei Svechnikov – Forward, Carolina Hurricanes
Stats: 50 Games Played, 19 Goals, 22 Assists, 41 Points.
This is the first ever All-Star Game appearance for the 22-year old speedster who is the Hurricanes‘ lone representative while ranked third on the club in both goals and points this year.

Rangers logo Adam Fox – Defenseman, New York Rangers
Stats: 49 Games Played, 10 Goals, 38 Assists, 48 Points.
This is the second All-Star Game appearance for the 24-year old former Norris Trophy winner. His 48 points rank third on the Rangers, along with his 38 assists, tying him with teammate & fellow All-Star Artemi Panarin.

Islanders logo Ilya Sorokin – Goaltender, New York Islanders
Stats: 16-16-4, 2.38 Goals-Against Average, .923 Save%, 4 Shutouts.
This is the first ever All-Star Game appearance for the three-year netminder on Long Island. His four shutouts are good for second overall in the NHL this season, while also ranked third in the league in Goals Saved Above Average with 20. You can get Sorokin’s odds at +800 to win the Vezina Trophy.

Rangers logo Igor Shesterkin – Goaltender, New York Rangers
Stats: 21-8-7, 2.45 Goals-Against Average, .918 Save%, 1 shutout.
This is the second All-Star Game appearance for the 27-year old Russian native who has arguably been the Rangers’ Most Valuable Player for the past two seasons. The reigning Vezina Trophy winner ranks in the Top-Ten in Save Percentage and Goals Saved Above Average.

This concludes our 2023 NHL All-Star Game Preview: Check out all the updated National Hockey League standings 2022-23, lineups, future odds, team stats, recent news, picks and parlays and betting tips, right here at Point Spreads.
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