-- Alex Pietrangelo had two simple objectives heading into the Dunkin' Donuts NHL Passing Challenge on Saturday.

The St. Louis Blues defenseman didn't want to start the first-time event at the 2018 GEICO NHL All-Star Skills Competition at Amalie Arena. He wanted to follow Blues teammate Brayden Schenn so he'd know what time he would need to defeat him.

But Pietrangelo defeated Schenn and everyone else in the eight-player field by completing the three-sectioned course in a time of 46.610 seconds.

Pietrangelo, who went sixth, bested second-place finisher Eric Staal of the Minnesota Wild by 8.069 seconds. Staal finished in 54.679 seconds. Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang finished third in 1:00.15.