Sabres forward Kyle Okposo tallied his first All-Star game assist, feeding Erik Karlsson in the Atlantic's 10-6 loss to the Metropolitan Division in the 3-on-3 tournament semifinal.
"You want to win. It's the All-Star game, but somebody has to lose," he said.
Plenty to smile about. @bookerT2116's postgame comments >> https://t.co/7JABdDjZ4X #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/He5A1APP68
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) January 30, 2017
The Metro defeated the Pacific Division 4-3 to win the tournament.
The lone representative for the Blue & Gold, Okposo took a ceremonial faceoff with NHL legend and current Florida Panther Jaromir Jagr, who was selected as one for the 100 Greatest Players in NHL history on Saturday.
"It was really neat that all those guys were here the whole weekend," Okposo added. "Celebrating them and having them be out there was really special."
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"It was pretty crazy. Every single guy you're saying 'Hi' to and fist-bumping passing is an NHL legend. I'm never going to do that again probably. That was really cool."
Okposo will rejoin Buffalo on Monday as the squad prepares to battle Montreal on Tuesday.