60th National Hockey League All-Star Game

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60th NHL All-Star Game
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1 2 3 Total
Team Toews 4 7 6 17
Team Foligno 4 4 4 12
Date January 25, 2015
Arena Nationwide Arena
City Columbus, Ohio
MVP Ryan Johansen
Attendance 18,901
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The 60th National Hockey League All-Star Game was an exhibition ice hockey game played on January 25, 2015. The game was held in Columbus, Ohio, for the first time, at Nationwide Arena, home of the Columbus Blue Jackets. The team captains were chosen by NHL Hockey Operations: Nick Foligno of the All-Star Game-hosting Blue Jackets served as captain for the home team, and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks served for the away team. Team Toews won the game 17–12, as the teams and players broke a variety of All-Star Game scoring records.

Columbus was originally scheduled to host the All-Star Game on January 27, 2013.[1] The game was postponed two years, first because of the 2012–13 NHL lockout[2] and then due to the league's participation in the 2014 Winter Olympics tournament.

Fan voting[edit]

Jonathan Toews in a white away Blackhawks jersey and wearing a white helmet with a clear shield covering his eyes.
Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks was voted into the All-Star Game and eventually selected to be a team captain.

On January 1, 2015, six players were voted into the All-Star Game over seven weeks of online voting. Five Chicago Blackhawks players were voted in: forwards Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, defensemen Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook and goaltender Corey Crawford. The only player voted in as a member of a different team was forward Zemgus Girgensons of the Buffalo Sabres,[3] who was the most voted overall due to a campaign in his native Latvia.[4]

Players voted into the All-Star Game
Nat. # Player Team Pos. Votes
Latvia 28 Girgensons, ZemgusZemgus Girgensons Buffalo Sabres C 1,574,896
United States 88 Kane, PatrickPatrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks RW 1,232,201
Canada 19 Toews, JonathanJonathan Toews Chicago Blackhawks C 1,217,210
Canada 2 Keith, DuncanDuncan Keith Chicago Blackhawks D 1,198,173
Canada 50 Crawford, CoreyCorey Crawford Chicago Blackhawks G 1,099,504
Canada 7 Seabrook, BrentBrent Seabrook Chicago Blackhawks D 1,016,992

Rosters[edit]

Peter Laviolette of the Nashville Predators and Darryl Sutter of the Los Angeles Kings were named coaches for the game on January 9, 2015.[5] On January 14, 2015, the league announced the captains for the game would be Jonathan Toews and Nick Foligno. Being a player for the hometown Columbus Blue Jackets, Foligno's team was the home team. Drew Doughty and Patrick Kane served as assistant captains for Team Foligno while Ryan Getzlaf and Rick Nash served the same role for Team Toews.[6]

A draft to select teams was held two days prior to the game, on January 23, 2015. The captains and assistant captains from each team sat together and selected players throughout 18 rounds. In past years, the last player picked would receive a new car; during this draft, the final two picks Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Filip Forsberg were voted onto their teams by online fan voting and as a result, both players received 2015 Honda Accords. The rules during the draft required all goaltenders to have been selected by the end of the 10th round and all defensemen by the end of the 15th.[7]

Team Foligno (Home)[8][9]
Entry Nat. Player Team Pos. #
C United States Foligno, NickNick Foligno Columbus Blue Jackets LW 71
A United States Kane, PatrickPatrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks RW 88
A Canada Doughty, DrewDrew Doughty Los Angeles Kings D 8
1 Canada Johansen, RyanRyan Johansen Columbus Blue Jackets C 19
3 Canada Keith, DuncanDuncan Keith Chicago Blackhawks D 2
5 Slovenia Kopitar, AnzeAnze Kopitar Los Angeles Kings C 11
7 Canada Stamkos, StevenSteven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning C 91
2 United States Kessel, PhilPhil Kessel [a] Toronto Maple Leafs RW 81
11 Canada Price, CareyCarey Price Montreal Canadiens G 31
13 Canada Giroux, ClaudeClaude Giroux Philadelphia Flyers C 28
15 United States Byfuglien, DustinDustin Byfuglien Winnipeg Jets D 33
17 Canada Fleury, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Fleury Pittsburgh Penguins G 29
19 Canada Elliott, BrianBrian Elliott St. Louis Blues G 1
21 Canada Burns, BrentBrent Burns San Jose Sharks D 88
23 Canada Drouin, JonathanJonathan Drouin [b] Tampa Bay Lightning LW 27
23 Czech Republic Sekac, JiriJiri Sekac [b] Montreal Canadiens LW 26
25 United States Shattenkirk, KevinKevin Shattenkirk St. Louis Blues D 22
27 United States Ryan, BobbyBobby Ryan Ottawa Senators RW 6
29 Czech Republic Vrbata, RadimRadim Vrbata Vancouver Canucks RW 17
31 Sweden Ekman-Larsson, OliverOliver Ekman-Larsson Arizona Coyotes D 23
33 Latvia Girgensons, ZemgusZemgus Girgensons Buffalo Sabres C 28
35 Russia Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals LW 8
36 Canada Nugent-Hopkins, RyanRyan Nugent-Hopkins Edmonton Oilers C 93
Team Toews (Away)[8][9]
Entry Nat. Player Team Pos. #
C Canada Toews, JonathanJonathan Toews Chicago Blackhawks C 19
A Canada Getzlaf, RyanRyan Getzlaf Anaheim Ducks C 15
A Canada Nash, RickRick Nash New York Rangers LW 61
9 Canada Seguin, TylerTyler Seguin [a] Dallas Stars C 91
4 Canada Weber, SheaShea Weber Nashville Predators D 6
6 Czech Republic Voracek, JakubJakub Voracek Philadelphia Flyers RW 93
8 Canada Crawford, CoreyCorey Crawford Chicago Blackhawks G 50
10 Canada Tavares, JohnJohn Tavares New York Islanders C 91
12 Canada Luongo, RobertoRoberto Luongo Florida Panthers G 1
14 Canada Seabrook, BrentBrent Seabrook Chicago Blackhawks D 7
16 Russia Tarasenko, VladimirVladimir Tarasenko St. Louis Blues RW 91
18 Canada Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron Boston Bruins C 37
20 Slovakia Halak, JaroslavJaroslav Halak New York Islanders G 41
22 United States Gaudreau, JohnnyJohnny Gaudreau Calgary Flames LW 13
22 Canada Hoffman, MikeMike Hoffman [b] Ottawa Senators LW 68
24 Canada Ekblad, AaronAaron Ekblad Florida Panthers D 5
26 Czech Republic Elias, PatrickPatrick Elias New Jersey Devils C 26
28 United States Suter, RyanRyan Suter Minnesota Wild D 20
30 Canada Giordano, MarkMark Giordano Calgary Flames D 5
32 United States Faulk, JustinJustin Faulk Carolina Hurricanes D 27
36 Sweden Forsberg, FilipFilip Forsberg Nashville Predators C 9
  1. ^ a b A trade was made by Team Foligno, sending Tyler Seguin to Team Toews in exchange for Phil Kessel.
  2. ^ a b c Rookies will only compete for their respective teams in the NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday, Jan. 24.

Rookies[edit]

Jiri Sekac in a red and white away Canadiens jersey with his jersey number, 26 on his sleeve.
Jiri Sekac of the Montreal Canadiens was selected as one of six rookies to take place in the All-Star Skills Competition.

The rookies only competed in the NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday, Jan. 24,[10] with the exception of Ekblad, Forsberg and Gaudreau, who were promoted to the All-Star Game as injury replacements.[11]

All-Star Skills Competition Rookies[10]
Nat. Player Team Pos. Num.
United States Gaudreau, JohnnyJohnny Gaudreau Calgary Flames LW 13
Czech Republic Sekac, JiriJiri Sekac Montreal Canadiens LW 26
Sweden Forsberg, FilipFilip Forsberg Nashville Predators C 9
Canada Hoffman, MikeMike Hoffman Ottawa Senators LW 68
Canada Drouin, JonathanJonathan Drouin Tampa Bay Lightning LW 27
Canada Ekblad, AaronAaron Ekblad Florida Panthers D 5

Withdrawn[edit]

Sidney Crosby in a black home Penguins jersey and black helmet with a clear shield covering his eyes
A lower-body injury led Sidney Crosby to miss a fifth-straight All-Star Game.[12]

Prior to the draft, seven players withdrew due to injuries. Only six of seven withdrawn players were replaced by the beginning of the All-Star weekend, leaving an uneven amount of players to compete in the All-Star Game. Ultimately, it was Team Toews who had one less player after the draft. Although Sidney Crosby originally did not have a replacement named, it was later decided that skills competition rookie Johnny Gaudreau would take his spot in the game. Three withdrawn players were eventually replaced by rookies who were originally slated to only participate in the skills competitions, while four others were replaced by other NHL players assigned to the Game by the league.[7] The day of the game, Tyler Johnson withdrew due to a lower-body injury; although already having been selected to Team Toews, a replacement was not named and the team's roster remained reduced by two players.[13]

All-Star Game Withdrawn Players[8]
Nat. Name Team Pos. Reason and replacement
Canada Pearson, TannerTanner Pearson Los Angeles Kings LW Broken leg, replaced by Jiri Sekac[14]
United States Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard Detroit Red Wings G Groin injury, replaced by Marc-Andre Fleury[15]
Finland Rinne, PekkaPekka Rinne Nashville Predators G Sprained knee, replaced by Jaroslav Halak[15]
Russia Bobrovsky, SergeiSergei Bobrovsky Columbus Blue Jackets G Groin injury, replaced by Brian Elliott[16]
Russia Malkin, EvgeniEvgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins C Lower-body injury, replaced by Filip Forsberg[17]
Canada Crosby, SidneySidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins C Lower-body injury, replaced by Johnny Gaudreau[18]
United States Johnson, ErikErik Johnson Colorado Avalanche D Lower-body injury, replaced by Aaron Ekblad[19]
United States Johnson, TylerTyler Johnson Tampa Bay Lightning C Lower-body injury, no replacement[13] [a]
  1. ^ Johnson was selected to Team Toews as the 34th entry at the draft but withdrew the day of the game

Game summary[edit]

John Tavares in a white away New York Islanders jersey leaning forward and holding his hockey stick
John Tavares scored four goals for Team Toews, becoming the sixth player in NHL history to do so in an All-Star Game.
Ryan Johansen in a white away Columbus Blue Jackets jersey and white helmet, holding his hockey stick
Ryan Johansen scored two goals and assisted on two others for Team Foligno en route to winning the game's online MVP vote.
Jakub Voracek in a white away Philadelphia Flyers jersey with a white helmet on and holding his hockey stick
Jakub Voracek had three goals and three assists for Team Toews, tying a record for most points (6) in an All-Star Game.

The game was played from 5pm until 8pm, local time. It was broadcast nationally in Canada on CBC and in the United States on NBCSN. Locksley, Fall Out Boy and O.A.R. performed before the game and during intermissions one and two, respectively. The referees for the game were Chris Rooney and Chris Lee, while Tony Sericolo and Steve Miller served as linesman.[20]

Team Toews won the game by a score of 17–12, setting a new record for most goals by a team in an All-Star Game, surpassing the previous record of 16 set in the 1993 game by the Wales Conference team. Every skater on the winning team recorded at least one point during the game. The two teams combined for a total of 29 goals, besting the previous record of 26 set in the 2001 game between teams North America and World. Another record broken was amount of second period goals, as the 11 total goals was one higher than the previous record of 10, achieved four times (most recently in 2009). At the end of the game, Ryan Johansen of the hometown Columbus Blue Jackets won the most valuable player award by result of an online fan vote.[21]

New York Islanders captain John Tavares scored four goals, becoming only the sixth player in All-Star game history to score that many in a game, and the first since Dany Heatley in 2003. Jakub Voracek of the Philadelphia Flyers scored six points (three goals and three assists) which tied a record set by Mario Lemieux. A record was also broken for quickest back-to-back goals by Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter and Flyers' captain Claude Giroux, after they scored eight seconds apart.[21]

Scoring summary[20]
Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st period: Roberto Luongo (Team Toews) vs. Carey Price (Team Foligno)
Foligno Radim Vrbata (1) Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (1) 03:09 1–0 Foligno
Toews Ryan Getzlaf (1) Vladimir Tarasenko (1) and Justin Faulk (1) 06:33 1–1 Tie
Toews Jakub Voracek (1) Jonathan Toews (1) and Aaron Ekblad (1) 09:51 2–1 Toews
Foligno Ryan Johansen (1) Nick Foligno (1) and Kevin Shattenkirk (1) 11:05 2–2 Tie
Toews Patrice Bergeron (1) Tyler Seguin (1) and Patrik Elias (1) 12:17 3–2 Toews
Foligno Kevin Shattenkirk (1) Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (2) and Radim Vrbata (1) 14:48 3–3 Tie
Foligno Ryan Johansen (2) Alexander Ovechkin (1) and Dustin Byfuglien (1) 16:24 4–3 Foligno
Toews John Tavares (1) Patrice Bergeron (1) and Aaron Ekblad (2) 19:03 4–4 Tie
2nd period: Corey Crawford (Team Toews) vs. Marc-Andre Fleury (Team Foligno)
Toews Ryan Suter (1) Vladimir Tarasenko (2) and Tyler Seguin (2) 00:24 5–4 Toews
Foligno Claude Giroux (1) Patrick Kane (1) 00:32 5–5 Tie
Toews Tyler Seguin (1) Ryan Getzlaf (1) and Vladimir Tarasenko (3) 01:22 6–5 Toews
Foligno Steven Stamkos (1) Duncan Keith (1) 02:27 6–6 Tie
Toews Rick Nash (1) Jonathan Toews (2) and Jakub Voracek (1) 04:08 7–6 Toews
Toews Filip Forsberg (1) Johnny Gaudreau (1) and Patrik Elias (2) 05:56 8–6 Toews
Toews John Tavares (2) Patrice Bergeron (2) and Justin Faulk (2) 08:16 9–6 Toews
Toews Jakub Voracek (2) Jonathan Toews (3) and Aaron Ekblad (3) 09:22 10–6 Toews
Foligno Nick Foligno (1) Ryan Johansen (1) and Alexander Ovechkin (2) 11:59 10–7 Toews
Foligno Steven Stamkos (2) Bobby Ryan (1) 16:35 10–8 Toews
Toews John Tavares (3) Patrice Bergeron (3) 19:00 11–8 Toews
3rd period: Jaroslav Halak (Team Toews) vs. Brian Elliot (Team Foligno)
Toews Rick Nash (2) Mark Giordano (1) and Jakub Voracek (2) 01:29 12–8 Toews
Foligno Patrick Kane (1) Claude Giroux (1) and Drew Doughty (1) 02:15 12–9 Toews
Toews John Tavares (4) Patrice Bergeron (4) and Brent Seabrook (1) 06:13 13–9 Toews
Toews Jakub Voracek (3) Jonathan Toews (4) and Aaron Ekblad (4) 07:30 14–9 Toews
Foligno Bobby Ryan (1) Steven Stamkos (1) and Oliver Ekman-Larsson (1) 08:23 14–10 Toews
Toews Tyler Seguin (2) Vladimir Tarasenko (4) and Shea Weber (1) 09:26 15–10 Toews
Foligno Patrick Kane (2) Brent Burns (1) and Claude Giroux (2) 13:09 15–11 Toews
Toews Jonathan Toews (1) Ryan Suter (1) 14:21 16–11 Toews
Toews Filip Forsberg (2) Johnny Gaudreau (2) and Jakub Voracek (3) 16:40 17–11 Toews
Foligno Brent Burns (1) Alexander Ovechkin (3) and Ryan Johansen (2) 18:20 17–12 Toews
Shots by period[20]
Team 1 2 3 Total
Toews 16 16 15 47
Foligno 17 18 10 45

Records set[edit]

The following record were set during the game:

  • Most goals by a single team: 17, Team Toews (previously 16)
  • Most goals scored in total: 29 (previously 26)
  • Most goals in a single period: 11 (previously 10)
  • Most goals in a single period by one team: 7, Team Toews, 2nd period (tied with Team Wales, 1990, 1st period)
  • Most goals by a single player: 4, John Tavares (tied with Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Vincent Damphousse, Mike Gartner and Dany Heatley)
  • Most points by a single player: 6, Jakub Voracek (tied with Mario Lemieux)
  • Fastest back-to-back goals
  • Fastest 3 goals scored[22]
  • Fastest 4 goals scored[22]

References[edit]

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  15. ^ a b "Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak chosen as injury replacement for NHL All-Star game". National Hockey League. January 15, 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
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  22. ^ a b "NHL All Star Game Breaks Records". Retrieved January 27, 2015. 

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