We interrupt this rock concert to bring you a hockey game.

A stage was erected on an ice rink in Atlanta, flanked by makeshift towers spouting makeshift fire, specifically for the Hives to play a couple songs before the NHL All-Star Game.

Absolutely nothing is right about that.

Fire on ice … the best hockey players in the world standing on a rink in front of the Hivesin Atlanta

…During introductions, Chris Pronger is half booed, half cheered by the fans … in Atlanta …

…Rick Nash scores 12 seconds into the game … in Atlanta… where more people will attend apoultry expo than the NHL all-star game.

UPDATE: Scott Niedermayer has scored a goal with 4:52 left in the second period. See, he deserved to be there after all.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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