As part of NBCUniversal’s promotional efforts leading up to Sunday’s Super Bowl, several of the company’s programs, including “NHL Live,” have relocated their sets to Arizona this week. That explains why NBCSN’s hockey crew was breaking down Wednesday’s Capitals-Penguins game between periods from Phoenix and why analyst and former Capitals forward Keith Jones was discussing former Redskins place kicker Chip Lohmiller’s slap shot.

Jones was with the Capitals during the 1993-94 season when the always-clutch Lohmiller showed off his hockey skills.

From The Post’s archives:

The Washington Capitals held their third annual skills competition last night in front of an estimated 7,300 fans at USAir Arena. Chip Lohmiller won the hardest shot competition with a slap shot of 94.3 mph. Yes, Lohmiller is the kicker for the Washington Redskins. Yes, he was there as celebrity. Yes, he won anyway.
A year ago, winners could have advanced to a league-wide competition at the All-Star Game. This year, the competition at the All-Star Game will be among game participants and defending champions.
Capitals defenseman Al Iafrate, whose 105.2 mph shot won the competition at the All-Star Game, did not compete last night because of a sore knee. Still, isn’t it a tad surprising to have Lohmiller beat the remainder of the field?
“A little bit,” said Lohmiller, who grew up playing hockey in Minnesota and still skates in his training because it stretches his groin muscles. “I knew I could hit it hard.”
How about embarrassing?
“That’s a little embarrassing,” Capitals defenseman Calle Johansson said. “But he played a little hockey and he’s a big, strong guy. It’s also a little different in a game” situation.
Rookie John Slaney won the accuracy contest and defenseman Sylvain Cote won the fastest skater contest.

“If Al had been here, “I wouldn’t have been within 15 miles per hour of him,” Lohmiller told The Baltimore Sun.

Orioles relief pitcher Gregg Olson, another celebrity competitor, shot the puck 39.7 mph. Defenseman Jason Woolley was the Capitals’ hardest shooter at 94.1 mph. Iafrate defended his hardest shot title at the All-Star Game in 1994 with a 102.7 mph blast.