NEW YORK – Vancouver's Alain Vigneault and Philadelphia's Peter Laviolette have earned co-coaching positions in the NHL All-Star game on Jan. 30 in Carolina.
Under the All-Star Game selection process, the coaches of the teams with the highest points percentage in the Eastern and Western Conference through Saturday get to co-lead one of the All-Star teams.
Vigneault's Canucks lead the Western Conference with a points percentage of .738 with 59 points in 40 games and are assured of having the West's top points percentage through Saturday night.
Laviolette's Flyers lead the Eastern Conference with a points percentage of .695 following a 2-1 victory over New Jersey on Saturday. The Flyers have 57 points in 41 games.