31st National Hockey League All-Star Game

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31st NHL All-Star Game
1 2 3 OT Total
Campbell 2 0 0 0 2
Wales 0 1 1 1 3
Date January 24, 1978
Arena Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
City Buffalo
MVP Billy Smith (New York Islanders)
Attendance 16,433
← 1977 1980 →

The Wales Conference All-Star team defeated the Campbell Conference for the fourth consecutive year. Gilbert Perreault scored at 3:35 of sudden death overtime for the winning goal. The most valuable player award went to goaltender Billy Smith who stopped 16 shots in the first 30 minutes of the game.

Team Lineups[edit]

Campbell Conference All-Stars[edit]

Coach: CanadaFred Shero, Philadelphia Flyers

# Nat. Player Pos. Team
Goalies
31 Canada Billy Smith New York Islanders
35 Canada Wayne Stephenson Philadelphia Flyers
Defencemen
2 Canada Bob Dailey Philadelphia Flyers
3 Canada Tom Bladon Philadelphia Flyers
4 Canada Carol Vadnais New York Rangers
5 Canada Denis Potvin New York Islanders
6 Canada Barry Beck Colorado Rockies
20 Canada Jim Watson Philadelphia Flyers
Forwards
7 Canada Bill Barber LW Philadelphia Flyers
8 Canada Wilf Paiement RW Colorado Rockies
9 Canada Clark Gillies LW New York Islanders
10 Canada Bill Clement C Atlanta Flames
11 Canada Dennis Ververgaert RW Vancouver Canucks
12 Canada Ivan Boldirev C Chicago Black Hawks
16 Canada Bobby Clarke C Philadelphia Flyers
17 Canada Garry Unger C St. Louis Blues
19 Canada Bryan Trottier C New York Islanders
21 Sweden Roland Eriksson C Minnesota North Stars
22 Canada Mike Bossy RW New York Islanders
77 Canada Phil Esposito C New York Rangers

Wales Conference All-Stars[edit]

Coach: CanadaScotty Bowman, Montreal Canadiens

# Nat. Player Pos. Team
Goalies
29 Canada Ken Dryden Montreal Canadiens
1 Canada Rogatien Vachon Los Angeles Kings
Defencemen
18 Canada Serge Savard Montreal Canadiens
19 Canada Larry Robinson Montreal Canadiens
21 Sweden Borje Salming Toronto Maple Leafs
22 Canada Brad Park Boston Bruins
28 United States Reed Larson Detroit Red Wings
Forwards
6 Canada Jean Pronovost RW Pittsburgh Penguins
7 Canada Rick Martin LW Buffalo Sabres
8 Canada Steve Shutt LW Montreal Canadiens
9 Canada Lanny McDonald RW Toronto Maple Leafs
10 Canada Guy Lafleur RW Montreal Canadiens
11 Canada Gilbert Perreault C Buffalo Sabres
12 Canada Bob Sirois RW Washington Capitals
14 Canada Yvan Cournoyer RW Montreal Canadiens
16 Canada Marcel Dionne C Los Angeles Kings
20 Canada Dennis Maruk LW Cleveland Barons
23 Canada Bob Gainey LW Montreal Canadiens
24 Canada Terry O'Reilly RW Boston Bruins
27 Canada Darryl Sittler C Toronto Maple Leafs


G = Goaltenders; D = Defencemen; C = Center; LW/RW = Left Wing/Right Wing

Game summary[edit]

# Score Team Goalscorer (Assist(s)) To,e
First period
1 0-1 Campbell Barber 1:25
2 0-2 Campbell Potvin (Clarke) 12:12
Penalties : Salming (Wal.) 7:42 ; Gillies (Cam.) 18:30
Second period
3 1-2 Wales Sittler (Robinson - Park) 19:32
Penalties : Dailey (Cam.) 2:25 ; Smith (Cam.) 3:36 ;
McDonald (Wal.) 3:36 ; Vadnais (Cam.) 18:12
Third period
4 2-2 Wales Martin (Dionne - O'Reilly) 18:21
Penalties : none
Sudden Death overtime
5 3-2 Wales Perreault (Shutt - Salming) 3:55
Penalties : none

Goaltenders :

  • Wales  : Dryden (29:26 minutes), Vachon (34:29 minutes).
  • Campbell : Smith (29:26 minutes), Stephenson (34:29 minutes).

Shots on goal :

  • Wales (40) 07 - 16 - 15 - 02
  • Campbell (12) 07 - 02 - 03 - 00

Referee : Bruce Hood

Linesmen : John D'Amico, Leon Stickle

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Podnieks, Andrew (2000). The NHL All-Star Game: 50 years of tradition. Toronto: HarperCollins. pp. 167–171. ISBN 0-00-200058-X.