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Atlantic Division defeats Central Division to win 2023 NHL All-Star Game

Check out the full recap of the game, including who won ASG MVP.

Dylan Larkin #71 of the Detroit Red Wings takes a shot on Connor Hellebuyck #37 of the Winnipeg Jets during the 2023 NHL All-Star Game between the Central Division and the Atlantic Division at FLA Live Arena on February 04, 2023 in Sunrise, Florida. Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The 2023 NHL All-Star Game will begin at 3 p.m. ET from FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida on Saturday afternoon. The All-Star Game tournament will consist of a semifinal round and a final round. Here we’ll be providing live updates, scores and stats for the games.

2023 NHL All-Star Game full recap

ASG Final: Atlantic defeats Central

Matthew Tkachuk wins All-Star Game MVP over Dylan Larkin.

Final score: Atlantic 7, Central 5

CEN goals: Mikko Rantanen (1), Jason Robertson (1), Clayton Keller (1), Nathan MacKinnon (1), Cale Makar (1)

ATL goals: Matthew Tkachuk (1), Nikita Kucherov (1), Dylan Larkin (3), David Pastrnak (1), Rasmus Dahlin (1)

:7.6, second half — Makar scores now. If only there were more time .....

:20.1, second half — They apparently saw this live blog and decided not to stop scoring and stopping play. MacKinnon scores now.

:35.7, second half — And now Dahlin scores for real.

Update — Dahlin was given a penalty shot and tried to go through the legs before missing. Seth Jones got called for a hook. It was really just to prolong this game, which needs to end.

:52.2, second half — Keller scores now and we’re seeing an influx of scoring when the game matters less than it did before.

1:06, second half — Larkin comes right back down the ice and completes a hat trick.

1:13, second half — Josh Morrissey sets up Jason Robertson for a goal to make it 5-2.

2:46, second half — Pastrnak scores on a breakaway and that should do it for the Central. Looks like Atlantic will win for the first time in the current format.

5:51, second half — Rantanen gets the Central on the board so the shutout is off the table for the Atlantic.

7:57, second half — Larkin scores again and now he has four goals in the two games, tied for most with Matt Tkachuk. The Red Wings center has an outside shot of stealing ASG MVP from Tkachuk.

Update — Kaprizov almost scored, sort of? He faked a shot even though it looked like he lost the puck before backhanding it over the net.

Halftime — This final has been pretty lackluster. We should see Hellebuyck vs. Vasilevskiy in the second half. Perhaps the Central will stop giving Kaprizov ice time so he can make an early flight back to Minnesota.

:42.2, first half — Larkin scores this time and the Atlantic leads 3-0 as we approach halftime. It’s almost like they’re lining up Matt Tkachuk to win ASG MVP in front of the hometown crowd or something.

5:55, first half — Kucherov scores to make it 2-0 right after Nathan MacKinnon hits the crossbar on a backhand attempt on Ullmark.

Update — Now Pastrnak was stopped on a breakaway by Saros. It’s been all ATL so far.

Update — Kaprizov is so locked in he accidentally passed to Dylan Larkin, who lost the puck on a breakaway in on Saros.

9:23, first half — Matt Tkachuk scores first again and he was +1200 to do so on DKSB. Atlantic has an early lead in the final.

Update — It looks like Ullmark will start for the Atlantic and Saros will start for the Central in net.

Update — Fall Out Boy is playing so the final isn’t starting at 5 p.m. ET like originally scheduled. Nothing new there though.

Update — The ATL Division are slight favorites on DKSB at -120 to win the All-Star Game. Matt Tkachuk is +1200 to be the first goal scorer in the final. He scored first against the Metro and we could see that line start the final.

Metropolitan vs. Atlantic recap

Final score: Atlantic 10, Metro 6

ATL goals: Matthew Tkachuk (3), Dylan Larkin (2), Brady Tkachuk (1), Nick Suzuki (2), Nikita Kucherov (1), David Pastrnak (1)

MET goals: Johnny Gaudreau (3), Sidney Crosby (2), Alex Ovechkin (1)

Final — The Central will face the Atlantic in the final and neither of these divisions has won the All-Star Game in the current format.

:12.5, second half — Pastrnak picks Ovechkin’s pocket and Ovie tosses his stick at him before the Bruins forward scores to make it 10-6.

:59, second half — Larkin scores again and that should do it. We’ll see the Atlantic vs. the Central in the ASG final.

3:11, second half — Matt Tkachuk completes a hat trick to give the Atlantic a two-goal lead.

4:09, second half — Suzuki scores again to give the ATL a one-goal lead as we get toward the end of the second game.

5:29, second half — Kucherov scores to tie the game 6-6.

6:11, second half — Matt Tkachuk gets another goal after Brady changes.

7:39, second half — Ovechkin scores to give the Metro a two-goal lead. Vasilevskiy is having a rough time out there so far.

8:02, second half — Crosby scores again from Ovechkin and it looked like neither player wanted to score there.

9:35, second half — Gaudreau completes the hat trick and he’ll get to donate some money to charity as a result. Panarin with the assist again.

Update — Confetti was shot onto the ice so there’s a bit of a delay to the start of the second half.

Update — Ilya Sorokin takes over in net for the Metro while Andrei Vasilevskiy will be in for the ATL in place of Linus Ullmark.

Halftime — The Atlantic takes a lead into halftime over the Metro. The ATL were favorites heading into this contest. Tkachuk scored the first goal for this game and the over/under was at 11.5 goals prior to the start of the game. There’s definitely a better pace to this game than the last contest.

2:05, first half — Nick Suzuki scores on a nice bit of passing with Mitch Marner to give the ATL the lead back.

3:01, first half — Brady Tkachuk gets a goal and now both brothers have scored in the ASG.

3:41, first half — Three straight goals by the Metro to take the lead, this time Sidney Crosby scores on a pass from rival Alex Ovechkin.

4:20, first half — Johnny Hockey scores again from Panarin and the game is tied in a hurry.

4:40, first half — Gaudreau scores on a pass from Artemi Panarin to get the Metro on the board.

5:52, first half — Larkin sneaks one past Igor Shesterkin and gives the ATL a 2-0 lead early in the first half.

9:24, first half — Matt Tkachuk gets the ATL on the board to take a 1-0 lead on a pass from teammate Aleksander Barkov.

Pacific vs. Central recap

Final score: Central 6, Pacific 4

CEN goals: Nathan MacKinnon (2), Seth Jones (1), Clayton Keller (2), Vladimir Tarasenko (1)

PAC goals: Connor McDavid (1), Elias Pettersson (2), Erik Karlsson (1)

Final — The Central advance to the final and have a shot to win for the first time in this current ASG format. The Pacific pulled the goalie late but were unable to tie the game. The under hit, the Central won as slight underdogs and MacKinnon scored the first goal for anyone who had any bets out there.

1:53, second half — Keller gets another one on a nice pass across the crease by Seth Jones.

2:33, second half — Karlsson scores on a long shift with Leon Draisaitl and McDavid to move the Pacific within one goal late.

3:38, second half — Pettersson scores again and would have had a hat trick had his first goal not been taken away. We may see a push from the Pacific with the score tight.

4:28, second half — Tarasenko gets one by Skinner to give the Central a three-goal lead on a nice pass from Keller. Tarasenko is up to three points.

9:42, second half — Keller scores to give the Central a two-goal lead, another solid pass from Tarasenko.

Update — Stuart Skinner is in for the Pacific at goalie and Juuse Saros is in for the Central.

Halftime — The Central leads at halftime of the first game thanks to two goals for MacKinnon, who would be the early favorite to win ASG MVP if the Central advance and can win it all.

1:21, first half — MacKinnon gets another goal on a nice sequence with Rantanen and Makar again.

2:05, first half — Pettersson gets his goal back from Bo Horvat to tie the game 2-2.

3:08, first half — Jones scores from Vladimir Tarasenko to give Central the lead.

Update — Pettersson’s goal was disallowed due to an offside review ...

4:11, first half — Elias Pettersson gives the Pacific the lead past Connor Hellebuyck.

6:12, first half — McDavid scores the first goal for the Pacific on a pass from Erik Karlsson.

6:45, first half — MacKinnon scores the first goal for the Central skating with teammates Mikko Rantanen and Cale Makar.

The first matchup will be between the Central Division All-Stars and the Pacific Division All-Stars at 3 p.m. ET on ABC. You can also live stream the games on ESPN+. The Pacific division are slight favorites at -105 on DraftKings Sportsbook while the Central is -115. The over/under for goals in the game is 13.5.

The Atlantic Division takes on the Metropolitan Division at 4 p.m. ET. The ATL is favored at -135 while the Metro, which has won the ASG in this current format three times, are underdogs at +115. The over/under for that contest is set at 11.5 goals.