Travis Konecny’s first ever All-Star game didn’t end the way he assuredly wanted it to. The Metropolitan Division fell to the Atlantic Division 9-5 in the first game of the night. Konecny was on a line with Nico Hischier of the New Jersey Devils, and Seth Jones of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Let’s break this game down, period by period.
The first period saw Konecny play roughly 2:33. In those two and a half minutes, Konecny managed four shifts and two assists. While his first shift showed promise in the form of a breakaway, Konecny couldn’t convert. His second shift ended with an assist on one of Nico Hischier’s two goals.
Konecny’s third shift of the period saw his second helper, adding an assist on the Seth Jones goal. His last shift was during a David Pastrnak goal, putting his +/- at (+1) so far. Though he wouldn’t convert on the breakaway, he added two helpers in the first which helped the Metro keep it tied at four.
The second period saw Konecny hit the ice for three shifts, and total 3:08 of ice time. In that time, TK added one more helper on a beautiful sequence, giving him his third helper of the night, and Hischier’s second goal. His second shift saw nearly the same result, but Andrei Vasilevskiy stoned Hischier, sending the Atlantic the other way and ending up in the back of the net.
Konecny ended the night with 5:41 of total ice time on seven shifts. He averaged about 49 seconds per shift, and added three assists for good measure. He ended up even in the +/- category, but had a pretty solid showing for his first ever All-Star game.
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