National Hockey League
Central 8, Atlantic 5
When: 4:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 5, 2022
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Referees: Gord Dwyer, Steve Kozari
Linesmen: Scott Cherrey, Matt MacPherson
Attendance: N/A

Jordan Kyrou had two goals and two assists to lead the Central Division team to an 8-5 win against the Atlantic Division in the second semifinal at the NHL All-Star Game on Saturday afternoon in Las Vegas.

Alex DeBrincat had two goals and an assist, Nazem Kadri, Roman Josi and Joe Pavelski each had a goal and an assist, and Kyle Connor also scored for the Central Division.

Cam Talbot made seven saves in the first 10 minutes of the 20-minute period, and Juuse Saros followed with five saves for the Central.

Jonathan Huberdeau, Auston Matthews and Rasmus Dahlin each had a goal and an assist, and Patrice Bergeron and Steven Stamkos also scored for the Atlantic Division. Andrei Vasilevskiy made nine saves and Jack Campbell made five.

The Central Division will face the Metropolitan Division in the final. The Metro defeated the Pacific Division 6-4 in the first semifinal.

Kadri hit the crossbar on a breakaway and Connor came in from behind and put the puck in the net for a 4-3 lead at 13:00.

Both teams then combined for six goals in the final 3:24.

Kyrou, who won the fastest skater competition on Friday during the skills competition, gave the Central a 5-3 lead at 16:36.

Dahlin made it 5-4 at 16:48, but Josi came right back with a goal 15 seconds later to push the lead to 6-4.

Stamkos made it 6-5 with 2:27 left.

Connor had a goal taken away on an offsides review, but DeBrincat scored with 1:53 left to re-establish the two-goal lead at 7-5.

Pavelski scored into an empty net to make it 8-5 with seven seconds left.

Kyrou scored on a 2-on-0 breakaway with Clayton Keller of the Arizona Coyotes to give the Central Division a 1-0 lead at 2:20.

Huberdeau, who leads the NHL with 64 points, tied the score 1-1 at 3:28.

DeBrincat chipped the puck high in the net for a 2-1 lead at 5:25.

Kadri scored on a breakaway to expand the lead to 3-1 at 5:56.

Huberdeau set up Matthews for a tap-in goal to make it 3-2 at 9:19.

Bergeron tied it 3-3 with a wrist shot at 11:02.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Atlantic   Central
Rasmus Dahlin 2 Points Jordan Kyrou 4
Rasmus Dahlin 1 Goals Jordan Kyrou 2
Rasmus Dahlin 1 Assists Jordan Kyrou 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Andrei Vasilevskiy .750 Save Percentage Cam Talbot .778
Andrei Vasilevskiy 9 Saves Cam Talbot 7
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Atlantic 18 5 0-0 0-0 0 8
Central 23 8 0-0 0-0 0 11