ST. LOUIS (AP) Young Laila Anderson delivered one of the most poignant moments of the weekend when she introduced the Blues' four All-Stars. The players who stood out on the ice later weren't all that much older.
Hockey's youth was on grand display in the NHL All-Star 3-on-3 tournament on Saturday night, which was won by the Pacific Division. Whether it was Boston's 23-year-old David Pastrnak earning MVP honors with six points or Vancouver's 21-year-old Elias Pettersson scoring twice and trying a lacrosse goal, the fifth incarnation of 3 on 3 making up the All-Star Game was a showcase of the game's present and future.
"It's a young man's game now in the NHL, and these guys, they're superstars," Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin said.