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NHL's three-on-three format kicks up All-Star energy

NHL's three-on-three format kicks up All-Star energy

Florida Panthers and Atlantic division All-Star goaltender Roberto Luongo thoughtfully got a gift to help 43-year-old teammate Jaromir Jagr survive the NHL's new three-on-three All-Star tournament Sunday at Bridgestone Arena.

"Just picked up a little something for ya for the three-on-three," Luongo tweeted above a photo of a Life Alert device. "Hope you wear it."

The format might be strenuous for Jagr and younger players, but it's a welcome change from the formulas the NHL has tried and discarded in a futile effort to make the All-Star Game compelling.

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