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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Sidney Crosby is heading to the NHL All-Star Game once again.
The Pittsburgh Penguins captain was selected to participate in the game for the eighth time, and third straight year. He will play on the Metropolitan Division team.
Congratulations to Sidney Crosby, who was chosen to play in the 2019 NHL All-Star Game. The 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend will be held January 25-26 at the SAP Center at San Jose.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) January 2, 2019
This season, Crosby is the Penguins leader in both goals with 18 and points with 48.
His point total is tied for 14th in the NHL.
Starting Thursday, Penguins fans can vote for Kris Letang to go to the All-Star Game on the NHL’s new “Last Men In” ballot. The new feature allows fans to vote for the final player named to each division roster. Letang is the nominee from the Penguins.
Former Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury will play on the Pacific Division team for the Las Vegas Golden Knights. He will share the net with Anaheim Ducks goalie and Pittsburgh-area native John Gibson.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) January 2, 2019
The San Jose Sharks are hosting the 2019 All-Star Game.
It’s being held at the SAP Center on the weekend of Jan. 25-26.
The annual All-Star Skills competition will be held Friday, Jan. 25 at 9 p.m., and the three-on-three tournament will be held the next day at 8 p.m.