I talked a bit about T.J. Brennan’s domination for the Toronto Marlies in an article this morning, and tonight he had the chance to show off his skills on a bigger stage. The bulk of the anticipation came from his appearance in the Hardest Shot competition, and he impressed. While not the hardest, Brennan fired shots at 100.4, 101.5, and 100.6 miles per hour.
But his best moment? This goal in the breakaway challenge, pulling a card out of Pavel Datsyuk’s book:
Pretty stuff, right there. Brennan had another attempt a couple of minutes later, this time to win the skills competition, but he lost control of the puck. The AHL All Stars defeated Farjestads BK by a score of 18-17 and still have an actual all star game to play tomorrow.