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Giroux helps East to skills competition win

Claude Giroux and the East All-Star reigned supreme in the skills competition. The Flyers captain participated in three events in Saturday's event at the NHL All-Star Game: accuracy shooting, the skills relay and the shootout.

The East claimed a 29-12 win in the skills competition in Nashville.

With the win, the East captains, Jaromir Jagr and John Tavares, were give the option to play first or second in Sunday's All-Star Game. They chose the first game, set to take place at 5, which will have the Atlantic Division facing the Metropolitan Division. The West game, between the Central and Pacific Divisions, will follow at 6 p.m. The final game between the two winners takes place at 7 p.m.

Giroux recorded a time of 17.254 seconds in the accuracy shooting challenge. Tavares posted the best time in helping the East claim the extra bonus point. You can view the DraftKings Accuracy Shooting below.

Giroux was also part of the Gatorade Skills Challenge Relay, doing the stick-handling for the East. The East picked up a point in the drill for having the second best overall time in two separate relays between the two sides, but the West claimed the bonus point for the fastest time. You can view the Gatorade Skills Challenge Relay below.

In the Discover Shootout, Giroux was a shooter for the East in the third round. Giroux got two shots on Jonathan Quick, scoring on his first attempt and being stopped on his second. The East scored 17 goals in the three rounds compared to just four over the three rounds for the West, easily claiming the event and win in the skills competition. You can watch the Discover Shootout below.

Giroux and the Eastern Conference All-Stars will take part in the NHL All-Star Game on Sunday, set to start at 5 p.m.

Kevin Durso is managing editor for Flyerdelphia. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.


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