Shea Weber places 2nd to Chara in Hardest Shot Competition

OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 28: Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators and team Alfredsson takes a shot during the Blackberry NHL Hardest Shot part of the 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition at Scotiabank Place on January 28, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Shea Weber did his best, but couldn't quite upset Zdeno Chara in the Hardest Shot competition at the NHL All-Star event tonight in Ottawa. Weber set a new personal best with a 106.0 mph slapper in the final round, but Chara's NHL-record-setting 108.8 blast from earlier won the title for the 5th straight time. One of the side-stories here was that Chara switched to a different brand of hockey stick this year, while Weber stuck with his.


Outside of the Hardest Shot, there were few moments when Preds stood out. Craig Smith looked good in his portion of the Skills Challenge Relay, and Ryan Suter played a minor role in the Shooting Accuracy (as a set-up man) and Elimination Shoot Out (he missed his attempt) events.

All in all, however, it was a pretty entertaining evening. The highlight, perhaps, was the Breakaway Challenge, in which several creative crowd-pleasing moments came together (Patrick Kane's Superman dive was my favorite).

Full results from the evening are listed at NHL.com.

But what were your favorite moments from tonight?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join On the Forecheck

You must be a member of On the Forecheck to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at On the Forecheck. You should read them.

Join On the Forecheck

You must be a member of On the Forecheck to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at On the Forecheck. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker