Josh Bailey, John Tavares, New York Islanders
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The metropolitan area will be well represented in the NHL All-Star Game as four players— Henrik Lundqvist, John Tavares, Taylor Hall, and Josh Bailey have all been selected.

New York’s three NHL teams will be well-represented in the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, with the New York IslandersNew York Rangers and New Jersey Devils sending a combined four players to the extravaganza.

Islanders captain John Tavares will make his fifth appearance in the game. He is having a great year, producing 22 goals and 51 points in 43 games. He is on pace to produce 97 points, which would easily be a career high. His offensive production has kept the Islanders competitive (one point out of the second wild-card spot) despite their defensive struggles.

He is joined by teammate Josh Bailey, making his first appearance in the game in what has been a career year for the winger. He has 12 goals (four behind his career high) and 50 points (six behind his career high), finally reaching the level that the team hoped he would when they drafted him ninth overall in 2008.

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The Rangers are represented by goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who is making his fourth appearance. Coming off of a rough year, he is having a resurgent season at 35. His .924 save percentage is the third-highest of his career, and is .014 points higher than last year’s disappointing .910 save percentage.

He has a solid 2.52 goals allowed average, which would be better if not for the Rangers’ poor defense. He’s been the biggest key to the Rangers success in the first half.

Former Ranger Eric Staal, now with the Minnesota Wild, will make an appearance representing the Central Division. He is the brother of current Ranger Marc Staal.

The Devils are represented by Taylor Hall, making his third appearance. Hall, acquired from the Edmonton Oilers before last season for Adam Larsson, has 15 goals and 42 points this season. Hall is reportedly very much enjoying his time with the Devils.

Each division has six forwards, three defensemen, and two goalies on their roster.

Full Rosters

Metropolitan Divison

  • Josh Bailey (F)
  • John Tavares (F)
  • Taylor Hall (F)
  • Sidney Crosby (F)
  • Claude Giroux (F)
  • Alex Ovechkin (F)
  • Noah Hanifin (D)
  • Seth Jones (D)
  • Kris Letang (D)
  • Henrik Lundqvist (G)
  • Braden Holtby (G)

Atlantic Division

  • Aleksander Barkov (F)
  • Jack Eichel (F)
  • Nikita Kucherov (F)
  • Brad Marchand (F)
  • Auston Matthews (F)
  • Steven Stamkos (F)
  • Mike Green (D)
  • Victor Hedman (D)
  • Erik Karlsson (D)
  • Carey Price (G)
  • Andrei Vasilevskiy (G)

Central Division

  • Patrick Kane (F)
  • Nathan MacKinnon (F)
  • Brayden Schenn (F)
  • Tyler Seguin (F)
  • Eric Staal (F)
  • Blake Wheeler (F)
  • John Klingberg (D)
  • Alex Pietrangelo (D)
  • P.K. Subban (D)
  • Connor Hellebuyck (G)
  • Pekka Rinne (G)

Pacific Division

  • Brock Boeser (F)
  • Johnny Gaudreau (F)
  • Anze Kopitar (F)
  • Connor McDavid (F)
  • James Neal (F)
  • Rickard Rakell (F)
  • Brent Burns (D)
  • Drew Doughty (D)
  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson (D)
  • Marc-Andre Fleury (G)
  • Jonathan Quick (G)

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