LOS ANGELES — When the scientists created Connor McDavid in a lab in the Yukon, not only was he gifted with incredible hockey skill he was given lightning fast speed.
This was proven by his decimation Nathan MacKinnon in the fastest skater competition. McDavid (13.02) beat MacKinnon (13.62) by six-tenths of a second.
Keep in mind, this was a modified route, not a lap around the ice. The full lap came later when McDavid “chose” to go after Dylan Larkin’s record of 13.172 set at last year’s all-star game in a lap around the ice. Larkin broke Mike Gartner’s record of 13.386 set in 1996.
But alas, it would be for naught. McDavid fell short of Larkin at 13.31 seconds.
However, it should be noted that Larkin got a couple strides in before officially starting his lap. McDavid didn’t. He was standing still.
As for the rest of the crew, the only other skater that came close to McDavid’s time was Nikita Kucherov at 13.16 seconds.
Here’s how all the rest of the head-to-head match-ups went down.
|Atlantic Division||Metropolitan Division|
|Nikita Kucherov||13.16||vs||Cam Atkinson||13.30|
|Vincent Trochek||13.32||vs||Wayne Simmonds||13.65|
|Central Division||Pacific Division|
|Patrik Laine||13.42||vs||Bo Horvat||13.43|
|Nathan MacKinnon||13.62||vs||Connor McDavid||13.02|