The NHL have announced the filling out of the roster for the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game. While the Vancouver Canucks are the leading team with four representatives being sent to the game, the Detroit Red Wings have a couple of standouts on their own. Goalie Jimmy Howard and forward Pavel Datsyuk were added to the roster to represent the Red Wings, and they're both deserving given their season thus far.
Howard has been great this season, with a 24-10-1 record in net, boasting a .924 save percentage through 35 games. More impressive is the fact that Howard has already recorded four shutouts on the season. The fact that the rest of the team isn't playing well on the road hasn't necessarily affected Howard all that much, and he has kept the team in multiple games.
This will be the third All-Star game for Datsyuk, who also has been playing very well. Aside from making opposing teams sweat every time he's within five feet of the puck, Datsyuk really continues to improve with age. He's got 13 goals on the season and it +16, with 112 shots on goal.
The game will be played on Jan. 29 in Ottawa.