Claude Giroux 2019 NHL All-Star Game: Live Stream, Times, Competitions, More

Whenever Claude Giroux steps on the ice, you want to watch.

He's a candidate for a highlight-reel play every time the puck hits his stick, which makes him perfect for events like the All-Star Game festivities.

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This weekend marks his sixth All-Star Game. At 31 years old, he's uniquely in his prime surrounded by a wave of younger players (see story).

We all know Giroux will be worth keeping an eye on Friday and Saturday among the league's stars.

Let's get into the essentials for how you can best follow the Flyers' representative for the 2019 All-Star Game.

Skills competition

When: Friday at 9 p.m. ET
Where: SAP Center
Broadcast: NBCSN
Live stream: NBC Sports

All-Star Game

When: Saturday at 8 p.m. ET
Where: SAP Center
Broadcast: NBC
Live stream: NBC Sports

• There are six events for the skills competition: Fastest skater, premier passer, save streak, puck control, hardest shot and accuracy shooting.

Giroux will be taking part in the puck control contest against Johnny Gaudreau, Patrick Kane, Gabriel Landeskog, Elias Pettersson, Mark Scheifele, Jeff Skinner and John Tavares.

The drills include stickhandling, cone control and gates. That third part requires the player to shoot or guide the puck through the lit rung of the gate. The player to finish all three steps the fastest is declared the winner.

Giroux isn't too shabby at handling the puck. Remember this?

He also owns the NHL's most assists since the 2010-11 season with 452 and is third in points with 655, behind only Kane (669) and Sidney Crosby (667).

• The All-Star Game should be a lot of fun.

Giroux, of course, is on the Metropolitan Division team for the three-game, 3-on-3 competition.

What will make this year's game different from others in the past are NBC's new streaming features, which will include puck and player tracking technology.

Here's what to expect:

The new puck and player tracking technology will be emphasized prominently throughout the digital broadcast, highlighting elements such as skating speed, shot speed, skating distance and shift times. In addition, graphic identifiers for players and the puck will be utilized as they move on the ice.

NBC Sports will employ a number of graphic layouts to illustrate the real-time information alongside the game action, including which players are on the ice and iso camera shots to hone in on a specific player's data.

The new technology is also an aspect the NHL is looking at as a whole for 2019-20.

"The puck and player tracking system can track pucks at a rate of 2,000 times per second in real-time with inch-level accuracy," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said, via "We'll instantaneously detect passes, shots, and positioning precisely. It will be equally accurate in tracking players - their movement, speed, time on ice - you name it."

Below is the Metro roster:

Sebastian Aho, Hurricanes, F
Cam Atkinson, Blue Jackets, F
Mathew Barzal, Islanders, F
Sidney Crosby, Penguins, F
Claude Giroux, Flyers, F
Kyle Palmieri, Devils, F
John Carlson, Capitals, D
Seth Jones, Blue Jackets, D
Kris Letang, Penguins, D
Braden Holtby, Capitals, G
Henrik Lundqvist, Rangers, G

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