OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 28: Dennis Wideman #6 of the Washington Capitals and Team Chara 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 Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

2012 NHL All-Star Game: Dennis Wideman Assists In 12-9 Victory For Team Chara

Dennis Wideman assisted on a late Jarome Iginla goal to help Team Chara secure the victory in the 2012 NHL All-Star game.

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2012 NHL All-Star Game Recap: Dennis Wideman Assists In Team Chara's 12-9 Win

Team Chara came out with a 12-9 win over Team Alfredsson in the 2012 edition of the NHL's All-Star Game. Washington Capitals' defenseman Dennis Wideman got in on the scoring action late in the third period, notching a point on a secondary assist of a Jarome Iginla goal.

The assist helped give Team Chara an 11-8 lead late in the third period, as Wideman's line helped separate their team in the high-scoring affair. Wideman had just one shot on goal but saw significant action, with only team captain Zdeno Chara getting more ice time for his side. With Alex Ovechkin opting out of the game during a three-game suspension, Wideman represented the Capitals' organization well in Ottawa.

Marian Gaborik was named the MVP, with the Rangers' superstar scoring three goals and adding an assist.

For more on the Capitals that will be taking part in that game, head over to Japers' Rink. For more on this game, please check out the SB Nation NHL All-Star game StoryStream.

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2012 NHL All-Star Game: TV Schedule, Announcers And More

The 2012 NHL All-Star Game will take place Sunday in Ottawa, pitting teams chosen by captains Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins and Daniel Alfredsson of the Ottawa Senators against one another in the 59th edition of the league's all-star showcase.

The Washington Capitals have just one All Star, defenseman Dennis Wideman, who will play for Team Chara after being selected in the 15th round of the All Star Game Fantasy Draft.

Here is all you need to know about today's game:

Game time/date: 4:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 29, 2012

Location: Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

TV Schedule: NBC Sports Network (formerly Versus). Mike "Doc" Emrick and Eddie Olczyk will be in the booth, with Pierre McGuire positioned "inside-the-glass" and Jeremy Roenickconducting player interviews.

Rosters: Full Team Chara and Team Alfredsson Rosters

We'll have more on the All-Star game throughout the weekend here at SB Nation D.C., so keep it locked to this StoryStream. For more on the Capitals that will be taking part in that game, head over to Japers' Rink. For more on this game, please check out the SB NationNHL All-Star game StoryStream.

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2012 NHL All-Star Skills Competition: Dennis Wideman Participates In Hardest Shot, Skills Challenge Relay Events

The 2012 NHL All-Star Skills Competition took place Saturday evening in Ottawa, and Washington Capitals defenseman Dennis Wideman took part in two events for Team Chara, the Hardest Shot competition and the Skills Challenge Relay event.

The Hardest Shot event is just want it sounds like, and pretty soon should just be named the Zdeno Chara Memorial Hardest Shot Event, as the Boston Bruins defenseman once again blew away the competition, shooting pucks at 106.2, 108.8, 106.9 and 107 mph. Wideman had said his goal was to simply not embarrass himself in the event, and shoot the puck harder than 90 mph, which he did, recording 94.6 and 95.3 mph attempts.

Wideman was tasked with shooting right-handed one-timers for Team Chara in the Skills Challenge Relay, a new event added for 2012, which featured 16 players from each team showcasing their passing, puck control, accuracy and one-timer skills. Wideman's team finished in 2:45, but they were bested by their Team Alfredsson competition, who completed the same tasks in 2:28.

We'll have more on the All-Star game throughout the weekend here at SB Nation D.C., so keep it locked to this StoryStream. For more on the Capitals that will be taking part in that game, head over to Japers' Rink. For more on this game, please check out the SB Nation NHL All-Star game StoryStream.

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2012 NHL Skills Competition: TV Schedule, Announcers And More

The 2012 NHL Skills Competition will take place on Saturday night live from Ottawa. Several players, including Washington Capitals defensemen Dennis Wideman, will be taking part in the festivities. Wideman will be a part of the Hardest Shot competition and the Skill Challenge Relay shooting right-handed one-timers for Team Chara.

The other events include the Fastest Skater, Breakaway Challenge, Accuracy Shooting and Elimination Shootout. The festivities will begin at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Network. Canadian viewers can watch the events on CBC and on NHL Network, both of which will also have pregame shows.

We'll have more on the 2012 NHL All-Star Game throughout the weekend here at SB Nation D.C., so keep it locked to this StoryStream. For more on the Capitals that will be taking part in that game, head over to Japers' Rink. For more on this game, please check out the SB Nation NHL All-Star game StoryStream.

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2012 NHL All-Star Skills Competition: Quick Look At The Six Events

The 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend officially began on Thursday when Team Chara and Team Alfredsson chose their teams, among them the Washington Capitals lone All-Star, defenseman Dennis Wideman (selected in the 15th round). The real on-ice fun, though, begins Saturday with the Skills Competition. A quick rundown of the six events is below, some individual and some team-related, that will occur Saturday evening in Ottawa, beginning at 7:00 P.M. ET. Wideman will compete in two of these events, the Hardest Shot and the Skills Challenge Relay.

Fastest Skater: Five players from each team compete in a series of heats to determine who is the fastest.

Breakaway Challenge: A goalie and three shooters from each team participate, as players attempt three shots, looking to score a goal in the most impressive way possible. Judges vote on the goal-scoring attempts.

Accuracy Shooting: Four foam targets are placed in the four corners of the goal, and players try to hit each target in the fastest time possible.

Skills Challenge Relay: This event consists of four separate relays, with each replay involving: one timers, passing, puck control relay, stick handling, and shooting accuracy. Players cannot move on to the next skill until the previous one is completed.

Hardest Shot: The player who shoots the puck the hardest, measured in MPH, wins. Captain Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins has won this event four years in a row.

Elimination Shootout: The basics of the game: players attempt to score a goal against the goaltender and move on to the next round.

We'll have more on the All-Star game throughout the weekend here at SB Nation D.C., so keep it locked to this StoryStream. For more on the Capitals that will be taking part in that game, head over to Japers' Rink. For more on this game, please check out the SB Nation NHL All-Star game StoryStream.

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2012 NHL All-Star Skills Competition: Dennis Wideman To Participate In Hardest Shot, Relay For Team Chara

Washington Capitals defenseman Dennis Wideman has been selected by team captain and Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara to participate in two events at Saturday's 2012 Molson Canadian All-Star Skills Competition.

Wideman, selected in the 15th round by Team Chara, will take part in the Hardest Shot competition with defending champion Chara, Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf and Buffalo Sabres forward/rookie Luke Adam. They will be opposed by Ottawa Senators forwards Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza, Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk and Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber.

Wideman will also take part in the Relay, taking right-handed one-timers with Calgary Flames forward Jarome Iginla and Toronto Maple Leafs forward and Team Chara assistant captain Joffrey Lupul.

The NHL Skills Competition begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. For rules regarding the respective competitions as well as team rosters, click here.

We'll have more on the All-Star game throughout the weekend here at SB Nation D.C., so keep it locked to this StoryStream. For more on the Capitals that will be taking part in that game, head over to Japers' Rink. For more on this game, please check out the SB Nation NHL All-Star game StoryStream.

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2012 NHL All Star Game Final Rosters: Dennis Wideman Will Skate With Team Chara

The NHL All-Stars got together and chose their rosters for the game this weekend on Thursday night in Ottawa, here are the final rosters, courtesy of the NHL All-Star StoryStream on SB Nation.

TEAM CHARA

Forwards: Joffrey Lupul, Pavel Datsyuk, Evgeni Malkin, Marian Hossa, Corey Perry, Phil Kessel, Patrick Kane, Jarome Iginla, Marian Gaborik, Jordan Eberle, Tyler Seguin,Jamie Benn

Defensemen: Zdeno Chara, Kimmo Timonen, Ryan Suter, Dan Girardi, Dion Phaneuf, Dennis Wideman

Goalies: Tim Thomas, Carey Price, Jimmy Howard

Rookies: Gabriel Landeskog, Luke Adam, Craig Smith, Colin Greening, Cody Hodgson, Ryan Johansen

TEAM ALFREDSSON

Forwards: Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza, Claude Giroux, Steven Stamkos, Daniel Sedin, Milan Michalek, Henrik Sedin, James Neal, John Tavares, Scott Hartnell, Jason Pominville, Logan Couture

Defensemen: Erik Karlsson, Kris Letang, Shea Weber, Dan Girardi, Keith Yandle, Alex Edler

Goalies: Henrik Lundqvist, Jonathan Quick, Brian Elliott

Rookies: Sean Couturier, Justin Faulk, Carl Hagelin, Nick Johnson, Matt Read, Craig Smith

As you can see, Dennis Wideman is on Team Chara, which will be the de facto away team because most of the Senators on the squad are on team Alfredsson.

We'll have more on the All-Star game throughout the weekend here at SB Nation D.C., so keep it locked to this StoryStream. For more on the Capitals that will be taking part in that game, head over to Japers' Rink. For more on this game, please check out the SB Nation NHL All-Star game StoryStream.


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Alex Ovechkin Can Skip 2012 All-Star Game Because League No Longer Needs Him There

Those that are outraged over Alex Ovechkin's decision to skip the 2012 NHL All-Star Game are forgetting that Ovechkin isn't the icon he used to be. That's the saddest part of all in this saga.

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2012 NHL All Star Draft: Dennis Wideman Taking In 15th Round By Team Chara

The Washington Capitals only All Star, Dennis Wideman, was selected by Team Chara in the 15th round of the NHL All Star Game Fantasy Draft. Zdeno Chara and co-captain Joffrey Lupul were looking to add a defenseman, and Wideman got the call. The player picked last receives a car and $20,000 to donate to a charity of his choice. But Wideman was never on the hook for being picked last, as a forward has to be taken with the final pick.

Click here for the complete draft results.

Wideman is the lone representative for Dale Hunter's club, as Alex Ovechkin withdrew from the game earlier this week amid a three-game suspension for a hit on Zbynek Michalek.

We'll have more on the All-Star game throughout the weekend here at SB Nation D.C., so keep it locked to this StoryStream. For more on the Capitals that will be taking part in that game, head over to Japers' Rink. For more on this game, please check out the SB Nation NHL All-Star game StoryStream.

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2012 NHL All-Star Draft: Getting Picked Last Has Its Perks

The pool of NHL All-Star will assemble tonight to pick the rosters for the two sides, playground-style.

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