Hot mic: Braden Holtby suggests John Carlson should switch spots with Alex Ovechkin on the powerplay after winning Hardest Shot
After losing the puck during an initial breakaway attempt, John Carlson’s night during the All-Star Skills Competition got off to an inauspicious start.
But by the end of the night, the first-time All-Star would prove he belonged. Carlson won the Hardest Shot Competition, slapping a puck 102.8 MPH towards a yawning net and keeping the title with Washington for a second straight year.
After the competition ended, Braden Holtby and John Carlson were caught on NHL.com mics talking about the team’s powerplay. It does not appear that either knew they were on camera.