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Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The NHLs Skills Competition wont have that much of a different look despite the two-year hiatus for the showcase, but one notable absence may have an impact on perhaps one of the most popular events. A new hardest shot champion is expected to be crowned on Saturday when the leagues All-Stars get together to show off some of their skill at Columbus Nationwide Arena. The NHL has not held its All-Star weekend since 2012, with the lockout wiping out the event the following year and the Winter Olympics displacing the showcase in 2014. One event that most fans look forward to seeing each year is the hardest shot, a competition that has been dominated recently by Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara. Chara won the event in each of the past five competitions and in 2012 broke his own record for hardest shot by unleashing a rocket at 108.8 mph to get to the finals. He then edged Nashvilles Shea Weber with a 107.0 mph shot in the last round, topping Webers 106.0 mph shot. While Weber will be eligible to participate this weekend, Chara did not join him as an All-Star, with a 19-game absence caused by a knee injury the culprit. The last hardest shot winner other than Chara was Adrian Aucoin in 2004. Like 2012, the All-Star teams will be decided by a fantasy draft conducted by captains Nick Foligno of Columbus and Chicagos Jonathan Toews. Each of the 48 All-Stars and rookies picked for the showcase will compete in at least one of the six events. Each event has a certain number of points up for grabs, usually awarded by the best team performance along with individual showing. For example, there are five points available in the fastest skater competition as four players from each team go head-to-head over four rounds. The winner of each heat gets a point for his team, with the player that records the fastest time overall picking up an addition point. New York Rangers forward Carl Hagelin had the fastest time in the event three years ago. The breakaway challenge, meanwhile, aims to get the fans involved as it returns for its fifth showing. Five spots are divided up by the two captains, with a sixth player getting an automatic bid based on Twitter voting by the fans. Players that were eligible for the spot include Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames, Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers and the Blue Jackets own Ryan Johansen. After all eligible skaters complete three shot attempts -- with style, creativity and flair encouraged -- fans in attendance and watching on television will have a chance to return to Twitter and vote on a winner. Washingtons Alex Ovechkin won the first three instances of this event, but pulled out of the All-Star Game in 2012 after getting suspended for three games following an illegal hit. Returning All-Star Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks ended up the winner, first donning a Superman cape along with thick Clark Kent glasses for a second shot in which he dove to the ice, threw the puck from the left side to the right with his hand and tapped it in with a stick. On this third shot, he used a trick puck designed to explode into pieces when struck and ended up earning 49 percent of the fan vote. An elder event that returns is the accuracy shooting, which follows a similar format to the fastest skater in that four players on each team go head-to-head over four rounds trying to hit all four corner targets in the fewest shots. Dallas Jamie Benn earned an extra point for his team in 2012 by hitting all four targets in the fastest time at 10.204 seconds. There are no individual honors up for grabs in the Skills Challenge Relay, a timed event that consists of five challenges: one timers, passing, puck control, stick-handling and goalie goals. Fourteen skaters and one goaltender from each team will participate, with a point going to the fastest team in each heat and the team with the fastest overall time getting a bonus point. The shootout portion of the event gets a different look with all 48 players -- 14 skaters and two netminders each session -- participating over a three-round shootout. Unlike the previous elimination format that went to a last-shooter standing, seven skaters per round have 10 seconds to take a shootout rule-abiding shot against a goaltender, with teams alternating after each shot. Every third puck is a bonus that is worth two points scored as opposed to the normal one. Team Chara beat a squad captained by Daniel Alfredsson in 2012. Harrison Barnes Jersey . LOUIS -- Russell Martin wanted a better fate for his starting pitcher and helped deliver a happier ending. Devin Harris Jersey . 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Head coach Alain Vigneault said St. Louis traveled to his familys home in Montreal the night before but has since returned and will play. Pittsburgh has pushed the Rangers to the brink of elimination as the Penguins hold a 3-1 advantage after dropping the first game of the series in overtime. Since losing Game 1 in the Steel City, the Pens have rattled off three straight wins, outscoring New York by a combined 9-2 margin along the way. After getting shut out by Marc-Andre Fleury in Games 2 and 3, New York was able to score twice in Wednesdays meeting in Manhattan but it wasnt enough to even the series. Instead, the Penguins earned a 4-2 decision to grab a commanding lead in the best-of-seven set and give them a chance to end the series tonight on home ice. New York has won seven of its last nine games when facing elimination, including two of four on the road. Pittsburgh, however, is 9-2 all-time in series when holding a 3-1 lead. The last time the Penguins blew a 3-1 lead was in the 2011 Eastern Conference quarterfinals against Tampa Bay when both Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin were injured and missed the series. New York halted a scoring drought at 145 minutes, 30 seconds on Carl Hagelins goal early in the second period of Game 4, but the club continued to struggle on the power play. The Rangers went 0-for-2 with the man advantage on Wednesday and have now failed on 36 straight power-play chances. The last power-play goal for the Rangers came in Game 2 of their first-round victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. "We havent earned it enough, we havent executed enough," Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh said of his teams overall effort in this series. "We have looks, cant finish, and havent made it hard on the goalie and are not capitalizing on the chances we are given. We have to play better on all areas of the ice (Friday)." The clubs power-play situation plumbed new depths in Game 4, with New York not only failing to score on the man advantage once again but the Rangers also allowed a shorthanded goal to Brandon Sutter late in the second period. Sutters tally made it 2-1 with 1:33 remaining in the period and Pittsburgh would hold a lead the rest of the way. Malkin contributed a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh, while Chris Kunitz and Jussi Jokinen also liit the lamp to help the Pens grab a commanding series lead.dddddddddddd. Crosby added two assists in the game and Pittsburghs captain has nine points in the playoffs. Malkin leads the team with 12 points (5g, 7a). Fleury, who in Games 3 and 4 became the first Penguins goalie to record back- to-back playoff shutouts, only needed to make 13 saves for Wednesdays victory. The 15 shots allowed by Pittsburgh in Game 4 were the fewest surrendered in a playoff game in franchise history. "Its a nice cushion you know, but nothings done," said Fleury. "Its fun for now, its a nice win. But get back at it Friday." Pittsburgh did lose Brooks Orpik once again after the defenseman returned from a five-game absence due to an undisclosed injury. Orpik was hurt Wednesday after colliding with Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello late in the first period and did not return. If Orpik is unable to go in Game 5, Robert Bortuzzo expects to take his place in the lineup. Bortuzzo had an assist and was a plus-2 while filling in for Orpik in five games during this postseason. Zuccarello scored in the third period for New York and Henrik Lundqvist gave up all four goals on 27 shots. New York head coach Alain Vigneault blamed the Game 4 loss largely on his teams carelessness with the puck. "We didnt pick a good night to manage the puck the way we did tonight," said Vigneault. "I dont want to take any credit against Pittsburgh, they forced the play and they played a real solid game without the puck that obviously forced us into a lot of those turnovers." The Rangers had speedy forward Chris Kreider in the lineup for the first time since late March in Game 4, and the 23-year-old experienced some ups and downs. Kreider, who returned after recovering from surgery to his left hand, had one shot on net and was a minus-one after logging 15:24 of ice time. "I felt good one shift, rusty the next, good for a shift, rusty the next," Kreider said. "Im excited to play the next one because we have another opportunity. Whenever a team goes deep into this thing they always face some adversity, and thats what weve got right here. This is an opportunity to see what we are made of. Its gut-check time." If New York is able to win Fridays game in the Steel City, it will host Game 6 on Sunday. New York is aiming for its first playoff series win against Pittsburgh, which has won all four previous postseason meetings. The Pens boast a 19-5 all-time record against the Rangers in the playoffs and are 10-3 as the home team. 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