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63rd All-Star Game

2:30 p.m. Sunday at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. (Ch. 11)

Format

It’s a 3-on-3 tournament with each of the league’s four divisions represented by 11 players (six forwards, three defensemen, two goaltenders). Team Atlantic will play Team Metropolitan in the first 20-minute semifinal, followed by Team Central vs. Team Pacific. The winners advance to the championship for a $1 million prize.

Wild representative

Eric Staal, center: This will be Staal’s fifth All-Star Game and his first as a member of the Wild. His last appearance was in 2011. He was the MVP of the 2008 game when he was with the Carolina Hurricanes. He leads the Wild this season in goals (20) and points (43).

Minn. connections

Blake Wheeler, F, Winnipeg: First-time All-Star at age 31. The Jets captain has 14 goals and 40 assists in 50 games. He is the eighth former Gophers player to be named an NHL All-Star.

Brock Boeser, F, Vancouver: The 20-year-old Burnsville native is the only rookie All-Star this season and the first Canucks rookie All-Star in 47 years. He leads all rookies in goals (24).

Brent Burns, D, San Jose: The former Wild defenseman is an All-Star for the fourth straight year and for the fifth time in his career. He leads the Sharks in scoring with 41 points (seven goals, 34 assists).

Did you know?

• The Tampa Bay Lightning, celebrating its 25th season, is hosting its first All-Star Game since 1999. Wayne Gretzky made the last of his 18 All-Star appearances that year and had a goal and two assists to capture MVP honors.

• The Lightning will be represented by a league-leading four players.

• This is the third year of the 3-on-3 format. Team Pacific won the tournament in 2016 and Team Metropolitan won in 2017.

• 12 first-time All-Stars.

• The Winnipeg Jets are the only Canadian team with more than one All-Star.

Central roster

Forwards

Patrick Kane, Chicago

Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado

Brayden Schenn, St. Louis

Tyler Seguin, Dallas

Eric Staal, Wild

Blake Wheeler, Winnipeg

Defensemen

John Klingberg, Dallas

Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis

P.K. Subban (C), Nashville

Goaltenders

Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg

Pekka Rinne, Nashville

Coach

Peter Laviolette, Nashville.

Pacific roster

Forwards

Brock Boeser, Vancouver

Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary

Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles

Connor McDavid (C), Edmonton

James Neal, Vegas

Rickard Rakell, Anaheim

Defensemen

Brent Burns, San Jose

Drew Doughty, Los Angeles

Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona

Goaltenders

Marc-Andre Fleury, Vegas

Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles

Coach

Gerard Gallant, Vegas

Atlantic roster

Forwards

Aleksander Barkov, Florida

Jack Eichel, Buffalo

Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay

Brad Marchand, Boston

Auston Matthews, Toronto

Steven Stamkos (C), Tampa Bay

Defensemen

Mike Green, Detroit

Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay

Erik Karlsson, Ottawa

Goaltenders

Carey Price, Montreal

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay

Coach

Jon Cooper, Tampa Bay.

Metropolitan roster

Forwards

Josh Bailey, N.Y. Islanders

Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh

Claude Giroux, Philadelphia

Taylor Hall, New Jersey

Alex Ovechkin (C), Washington

John Tavares, N.Y. Islanders

Defensemen

Noah Hanifin, Carolina

Seth Jones, Columbus

Kris Letang, Pittsburgh

Goaltenders

Braden Holtby, Washington

Henrik Lundqvist, N.Y. Rangers

Coach

Barry Trotz, Washington