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Metropolitan 7, Atlantic 4
When: 9:15 PM ET, Saturday, January 26, 2019
Where: SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, California
Referees: Dean Morton, Brian Pochmara
Linesmen: Ryan Galloway, Derek Nansen
Attendance: 17562

Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers combined to save 16 of 20 shots, lifting the Metropolitan Division to a 7-4 win against the Atlantic Division in the second semifinal at the NHL All-Star Game in San Jose on Saturday night.

The Metropolitan Division will face the Central Division from the Western Conference in the final.

Seth Jones of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins scored two goals each for the Metropolitan Division.

Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang scored on a breakaway with 3:34 left to give the Metropolitan Division a 5-4 lead.

Sebastian Aho of the Carolina Hurricanes scored with 1:52 left to make it 6-4, and Cam Atkinson of the Blue Jackets scored into an empty net with 46 seconds remaining for the only three-goal lead of the game.

Jeff Skinner of the Buffalo Sabres pulled the Atlantic into a 3-3 tie 56 seconds into the second 10-minute period. John Tavares of the Toronto Maple Leafs scored on a breakaway 32 seconds later to give the Atlantic its first lead at 4-3.

Crosby scored his second goal with a near-side wrist shot from the right circle as the Metropolitan tied the score 4-4 at the 3:37 mark of the second period.

Crosby scored his first goal 15 seconds into the game against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy.

Jones made it 2-0 at 1:56, but Vasilevskiy kept the Metropolitan Division off the board until Jones scored again with 20 seconds left in the 10-minute period to give the Metropolitan a 3-2 lead at the lone intermission.

Buffalo forward Jack Eichel made it 2-1 at 2:04, and Steven Stamkos of Tampa Bay tied the score 2-2 at 3:13 before Lundqvist also tightened up in net and didn't allow a goal the rest of the period.

The first semifinal wasn't as crisply played in net, particularly by the Pacific Division.

Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson allowed seven goals on nine shots as the Central Division surged to a 7-1 halftime lead. The Central Division scored eight straight goals in the eventual 10-4 win.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Metropolitan   Atlantic
Sidney Crosby 3 Points John Tavares 2
Sidney Crosby 2 Goals John Tavares 1
Sidney Crosby 1 Assists David Pastrnak 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Braden Holtby .846 Save Percentage Andrei Vasilevskiy .769
Braden Holtby 11 Saves Andrei Vasilevskiy 10
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Metropolitan 26 7 0-0 0-0 0 9
Atlantic 20 4 0-0 0-0 0 7