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Your All-Star Game lines and goalie rotation

Jan 29, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

Team Alfredsson lines

You already know that Phil Kessel and Tyler Seguin will be on a line together with Joffrey Lupul, but how about the rest of the lineups? Since the Internet is a wonderful place, the lines, defense pairings, and what periods the goalies will be playing is already out. Here’s how things shake out for this afternoon’s NHL All-Star Game.

Team Alfredsson

Milan MichalekJason SpezzaDaniel Alfredsson

Scott HartnellHenrik SedinDaniel Sedin

Logan CoutureClaude GirouxSteve Stamkos

James NealJohn TavaresJason Pominville

Erik KarlssonKris Letang

Keith YandleShea Weber

Alex EdlerDan Girardi

In goal, Team Alfie will roll with Henrik Lundqvist in the first period, Jonathan Quick in the second, and Brian Elliott in the third.

Hartnell tweeted about how excited he was to play on a line with the Sedins. Meanwhile, seeing Couture with Giroux and Stamkos is a youth explosion. The hometown fans will be happy to have their top line all together for this game. Having a 27-goal-scorer like Neal on the fourth line ain’t bad either.

Team Chara

Marian GaborikPavel DatsyukMarian Hossa

Corey PerryEvgeni MalkinJarome Iginla

Joffrey Lupul – Tyler Seguin – Phil Kessel

Jamie BennPatrick KaneJordan Eberle

Zdeno CharaBrian Campbell

Dion PhaneufDennis Wideman

Ryan SuterKimmo Timonen

Team Chara will go with Detroit’s Jimmy Howard in the first period, Montreal’s Carey Price in the second, and Tim Thomas in the third. If Thomas gets the win in this game, it’ll be his fourth straight All-Star Game victory.

A top line with Gaborik, Datsyuk, and Hossa is mind-boggling and with Datsyuk having some previous experience with Hossa should help make that line go with Gaborik and Hossa being Slovak countrymen. Having a line with Malkin centering last year’s MVP Perry and all-world man of the hour Iginla is something special.

We’re sure no one in Philly will make a big deal about Suter being paired up with Timonen and no one will say it’s a preview of what could happen if the Flyers trade for Suter. Nope. Chara will be happy to take passes from Campbell the same way Campbell has been feeding them to Jason Garrison in Florida this year.

These are just the way the lines will start and the coaches have said that if guys want to change things up on the fly, they’ll be happy to accommodate.

  1. nhlbruins90 - Jan 29, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    I know the guy who sang the American National Anthem was chosen as a way to promote ‘The Voice’, but he was really great. I remember James Taylor singing the Anthem in a similar style, just with his guitar – almost as a folk song, but this guy was as good, or even better. Nice job!

  2. IainRWB - Jan 29, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Did Suter and Timonen play together in Nashville?

    • tcclark - Jan 29, 2012 at 6:00 PM

      I don’t know but hopefully they will in Philadelphia

  3. acieu - Jan 29, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    How did the racist goalie from Boston do?

    • nhlbruins90 - Jan 29, 2012 at 11:08 PM

      You’re a moron.

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