Top 5 Hockey All-Star Games
What are the most well known hockey All Star games?
- 1996 All Star Game
- 1994 All Star Game
- 1993 All Star Game
- 2003 All Star Game
- 1988 All Star Game
1. 1996 All Star Game
The 1996 National Hockey League All Star game is one of the most legendary games in NHL's history because of what Ray Borque did in the third period of this game. Ray Borque of the Boston Bruins was a part of the Eastern Conference Team and played a tremendous role in winning the game for his team during the third period. Borque was playing among other legends like Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Cam Neely, and Mark Messier, Brian Letch, Brett Hull, Jaromir Jagr, Dominik Hasek, Joe Sakic, and Martin Brodeur. Borque knew that his team needed a miracle because the game was tied 4-4, and in the last 37 seconds of this game Borque skated down the ice and made a quick shot which went right into the goal. Ray had just won the game for his whole team and earned All Star Game-MVP honors in one of the lowest scoring All Star games in the history of the NHL.
2. 1994 All Star Game
Typically for an All Star game, fans look forward to what type of tough and relentless offense will be put forward. Although Mike Richter's performance for the Easter team completely changed what fans had to look forward to. Mike Richter was a goalie for the New York Rangers his whole life and put all of his career skills on the line during the '94 All Star game. Richter had many saves during this game, with 19 just in one period. Richter's numerous saves helped edge the East team to victory with a 9-8 win. Richter was named All Star MVP because of the great saves he had during the second period, where he only missed 3 going into the goal. Richter also defended the goal against break away sniper Pavel Bure. Earning the honor of MVP All Star is no small honor, Richter deserved every award he had earned for his hard work during that game.
3. 1993 All Star Game
During the 1993 NAtional Hockey League All Star game, Al Lafrate of the Toronto Maple Leafs came with a vengeance to make history during the game. Lafrate made headlines across the globe when he completed a slap shot that clocked in at 105.2 Miles Per Hour which was 12.2 MPH faster than Al Maclnnis' game winning shot the year before. This shot set the record to beat for over the next decade. The shot was not beat until 16 years later in 2009 by Zdeno Chara with a record speed of 105.4 MPH, which he later beat in 2009 by 105.9 MPH. However, Lafrate was the first hockey player in NHL history to break 100 miles per hour during an NHL game, and an All Star game at that. Lafrate was an incredible player and definitely showed off his skills to make him a memorable and worthy opponent to other players.
4. 2003 All Star Game
During the 2003 National Hockey League All Star Game Dany Heatley of the Atlanta Thrashers made his All Star Game debut and definitely left a long lasting first impression on fans. During this game, Heatley scored 4 goals and shared a record with other valuable players from past and future all star games of most shots during a game. Heatley was the 5th NHL player to do this during an All Star game at the time. Dany was also named the MVP All Star of the All Star game as well because of his incredible attack performance. Heatley had also scored 41 goals during that season and 372 in his NHL career. Heatley added another goal during a shootout and also helped make one assist during the game as well. Although the West team ended up winning, the fight Heatley put up during the game for the East was impressive and definitely memorable.
5. 1988 All Star Game
The 1988 National Hockey League All Star game is remembered as one of Mario Lemieux's most impressive games during his incredible career. In total, Lemieux finished his All Star career with 23 goals over the span of 10 games. Lemieux also scored a total of 26 percent of his All-Star points during the 1988 game. During the All Star game, Lemieux had three goals and three assists, which includes the game winner in overtime. Lemieux scoring the game winner is an impressive and MVP status move which is why this is one of his most memorable games. Scoring 6 goals during the All Star game in total which is why he earned MVP for the second time in a row. Lemieux is definitely one of the most skilled players in NHL history and proved that to fans during this All Star game.
Who won the 1988 All Star hockey game?
The 1988 National Hockey League All Star game was played by the Campbell conference against the Wales conference. This game was memorable because of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Mario Lemieux's impressive amount of goals during the game. Lemieux scored 6 goals that included 3 assists and also had the game winning goal during overtime. This victory helped Lemieux earn the title of MVP All Star. Without Lemieux's contribution to the game the Wales team would not have been able to win.
How does the hockey All Star game work?
The National Hockey League All Star game is an exhibition style ice hockey game that is held during the regular season of ice hockey. The NHL's best players or "All Stars" are put onto two teams and pitted against each other; each team has four athletes. The proceeds from the All Star game benefit the pension fund of the involved players. The game is typically held in late January, early February.
Where is the NHL 2020 All Star Game?
The 2020 National Hockey League All Star game was held on January 25, 2020 at St Louis, Missouri Enterprise Center. The Enterprise center houses the St. Louis Blues. The city of St Louis also hosted the two previous All Star games in 1970 and 1988. This game was played against the PAcific All Stars and the Atlantic All Stars. The winner of the NHL 2020 All Star game were the Pacific All Stars.