Jack may not be the #NHLAllStar MVP, but he's ours.— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) February 5, 2022
Thanks for a fun weekend, Jack. pic.twitter.com/x42zx2Psiq
2022 NHL All-Star Game results, recap: Metropolitan division wins, Flyers' Claude Giroux named MVP in Vegas
The Metropolitan Division came away with a 5-3 win over the Central Division in the finals
For the third time in six years, the Metropolitan Division won the NHL All-Star Game. Behind two goals from Claude Giroux in the championship game, the Metropolitan Division defeated the Central Division 5-3 in Las Vegas to win.
In his two games, Giroux scored three goals and registered an assist in wins against the Central and Pacific Divisions. For his efforts, Giroux was named the MVP of the All-Star Game.
New Jersey Devils star Jack Hughes also had a huge hand in helping will the Metropolitan Division to an All-Star Game title. Hughes also three goals and one assist, including a two-point performance in the championship game.
Hughes scored what ended up being the game-winning goal when he beat Minnesota Wild goaltender Cam Talbot on a breakaway during the final 10-minute period of Saturday's All-Star Game.
How do you like this breakaway, Jon Hamm? pic.twitter.com/gytUKmFS01— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) February 5, 2022
One of the big reasons why the Metropolitan Division came away victorious proved to be Tristan Jarry. The Pittsburgh Penguins netminder stopped 13 of the 14 shots that he faced in both the semifinal and championship games. The Penguins star robbed Dallas Stars veteran forward Joe Pavelski at point-blank range with just over a minute to go in the championship game.
THAT'S OUR GOALIE! pic.twitter.com/EEqRMSW1sR— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 5, 2022
This marked the third time that the Metropolitan Division has won the NHL All-Star Game since the league switched to a three-on-three tournament format in 2015. Entering Saturday, the Pacific Division had won three All-Star Games while the Metropolitan Division had a pair of victories to their credit.
The Metropolitan Division defeated the Pacific Division 6-4 in the first semifinal matchup to earn their spot in the championship game. In that particular contest, Hughes paced his team with a pair of goals.
Both of Hughes' goals came after the Pacific Division came back to tie the game 3-3. Penguins forward Jake Guentzel also added a late goal off a tremendous setup from one of his traditional rivals in Giroux.
With the All-Star Game in the books, the NHL will resume the regular season on Monday since the league's players won't be participating in the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Star gazing. ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/b3c3e0TsbZ— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) February 5, 2022
👑 OUR KING. 👑@28CGiroux has been named MVP of the 2022 #NHLAllStar Game! pic.twitter.com/sVHLCJX5QB— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) February 5, 2022
Thank you, Las Vegas! #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/zBfoX8oFaG— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) February 5, 2022
Ding... ding... ding... Claude Giroux (@28CGiroux) is your @Honda #NHLAllStar MVP! 🎰 pic.twitter.com/ZHqQ7fXLAQ— NHL (@NHL) February 5, 2022
What a performance! 🔥 #NHLAllStar @machinegunkelly | Megan Fox pic.twitter.com/EvOmXTrpNw— NHL (@NHL) February 5, 2022
The Metropolitan Division is your @Honda #NHLAllStar Game winners!! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/M15TSvFDIX— NHL (@NHL) February 5, 2022
THERE THEY ARE pic.twitter.com/f4c3AMK3gi— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) February 5, 2022
Jack Hughes (@jhugh86) is very familiar with going upstairs. 😮 #NHLAllStar— NHL (@NHL) February 5, 2022
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The Metropolitan Division defeats the Central Division 5-3 and wins the 2022 NHL All-Star Game. Flyers star Claude Giroux scored a pair of goals while Devils forward Jack Hughes had a goal and an assist in the championship game. It'll likely be Giroux or Hughes that take home MVP honors.
Have a day, @28CGiroux! 🙌 #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/otBNwjsO8y— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) February 5, 2022
a couple wild birds appear! pic.twitter.com/mvzmyFMULp— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 5, 2022
Guentzel ➡️ Giroux ➡️ in the net 🚨— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 5, 2022
There's 1:45 left in the championship game and the Metro Division has the 5-3 lead! pic.twitter.com/p5aKfZrue1
Tristan Jarry has been ridiculous all afternoon. Jarry kept the Central Division at bay down the stretch.
Alex DeBrincat's goal is taken off the board. Joe Pavelski was slightly in the offensive zone before DeBrincat brought the puck in. We're back to a 5-3 game in favor of the Metropolitan Division.
The Central Division pulled Juuse Saros and it pays off. Chicago's Alex DeBrincat rips one home right in the slot. There was no way Tristan Jarry was stopping that one. Metropolitan Division leads 5-4 with 1:45 to go.
Jack Hughes just lifted one a little too high over Juuse Saros. Metropolitan Division still leads 5-3 with 3:30 to go.
That's seven-time #NHLAllStar Claude Giroux (@28CGiroux) still getting it done. 👌— NHL (@NHL) February 5, 2022
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Oldest at the #NHLAllStar game?— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) February 5, 2022
No problem. Joe's aging like fine wine. 🍷 pic.twitter.com/r6cOpkj4PU
Can't stop, won't stop. You go, Nazem Kadri (@43_Kadri)! 😌 #NHLAllStar— NHL (@NHL) February 5, 2022
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Claude Giroux has got another one. Beautiful give-and-go with Jake Guentzel. The Flyers star and Penguins forward have had some incredible chemistry today. Giroux and Jack Hughes have to be the clubhouse leaders for MVP honors.
Tremendous glove by Tristan Jarry on a Clayton Keller snap shot. There's been quite a few impressive glove saves on the afternoon.
Joe Pavelski rips one past Tristan Jarry. It's the first goal of the day for the Stars veteran forward. Central Division cuts the Metropolitan lead to 4-3.
Jack Hughes buries one on the breakaway for his third goal on the afternoon. Hughes got in all alone and he lifted his shot past Cam Talbot. It's been a treat to watch Hughes pick his spots today.
Kreids being Kreids, but make it All-Star. pic.twitter.com/4QndTI5JM4— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 5, 2022
All-Star Kadri!— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) February 5, 2022
The man won’t stop!#NHLAllStar #GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/VCwpmkF8vQ
Evgeny Kuznetsov (@Kuzya92) gets the party started early in the final game! 🎉 #NHLAllStar— NHL (@NHL) February 5, 2022
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Nazem Kadri got an assist from the goal post on that one. Kadri scored his second goal of the day and cuts the Metropolitan lead to 3-2 with four minutes to go in the opening 10-minute period.
GO TO THE NET AND THE REST WILL FOLLOW— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 5, 2022
Terrific passing results in another goal for the Metropolitan Division. Chris Kreider taps one home in front past Cam Talbot to give the Metropolitan Division a 3-1 advantage. Kreider has had no problem scoring in close this season as he currently leads the NHL with 33 goals this season.