26th National Hockey League All-Star Game

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26th NHL All-Star Game
1 2 3 Total
West 0 2 2 4
East 0 3 2 5
Date January 30, 1973
Arena Madison Square Garden
City New York City
MVP Greg Polis
Attendance 16,986
← 1972 1974 →

The 26th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in the Madison Square Garden in New York City, home of the New York Rangers, on January 30, 1973. It was the first time that the All-Star Game was held in New York. The East Division All-Stars defeated the West Division All-Stars 5–4. Greg Polis was named the game's most valuable player.

League business[edit]

Clarence Campbell, president of the NHL announced that the NHL was expanding to Kansas City and Washington, D.C.[1]

Team Lineups[edit]

East Division All-Stars[edit]

# Nat. Player Pos. Team
Goaltenders
1 Canada Ed Giacomin New York Rangers
30 Canada Gilles Villemure New York Rangers
Defencemen
2 Canada Brad Park New York Rangers
3 Canada Gary Bergman Detroit Red Wings
4 Canada Bobby Orr Boston Bruins
5 Canada Guy Lapointe Montreal Canadiens
18 Canada Serge Savard Montreal Canadiens
20 Canada Dallas Smith Boston Bruins
Forwards
6 Canada Rick Martin LW Buffalo Sabres
7 Canada Phil Esposito C Boston Bruins
8 Canada Ken Hodge RW Boston Bruins
9 Canada Bobby Schmautz RW Vancouver Canucks
12 Canada Yvan Cournoyer RW Montreal Canadiens
14 Canada Dave Keon C Toronto Maple Leafs
15 Canada Rene Robert RW Buffalo Sabres
17 Canada Ed Westfall RW New York Islanders
19 Canada Jean Ratelle C New York Rangers
21 Canada Paul Henderson LW Toronto Maple Leafs
25 Canada Jacques Lemaire C Montreal Canadiens
27 Canada Frank Mahovlich LW Montreal Canadiens

West Division All-Stars[edit]

# Nat. Player Pos. Team
Goaltenders
1 Canada Tony Esposito Chicago Black Hawks
30 Canada Rogie Vachon Los Angeles Kings
Defencemen
2 Canada Bill White Chicago Black Hawks
3 Canada Terry Harper Los Angeles Kings
4 Canada Gilles Marotte Los Angeles Kings
5 Canada Barry Gibbs Minnesota North Stars
6 Canada Barclay Plager St. Louis Blues
14 Canada Randy Manery Atlanta Flames
Forwards
7 Canada Pit Martin C Chicago Black Hawks
8 Canada Jim Pappin RW Chicago Black Hawks
9 Canada Garry Unger C St. Louis Blues
10 Canada Dennis Hull LW Chicago Black Hawks
11 Canada J. P. Parise LW Minnesota North Stars
12 Canada Gary Dornhoefer RW Philadelphia Flyers
16 Canada Bobby Clarke C Philadelphia Flyers
17 Canada Bob Berry LW Los Angeles Kings
21 Canada Stan Mikita C Chicago Black Hawks
22 Canada Greg Polis LW Pittsburgh Penguins
23 Canada Joey Johnston LW California Golden Seals
26 Canada Lowell MacDonald $W Pittsburgh Penguins

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

Source: Podnieks[2]

Game summary[edit]

# Score Team Goalscorer (Assist(s)) Time
First period
No scoring
Penalties : Orr(East) 11:11, Bergman(East) 14:52
Second period
1 1-0 West Polis (Clarke, MacDonald) 0:55
2 1-1 East Robert (Park) 3:56
3 1-2 East Mahovlich (unassisted) 16:27
4 1-3 East Henderson (Esposito, Hodge) 19:12
5 2-3 West P. Martin (Hull, Pappin) 19:29
Penalties : Hodge(East) 6:26
Third period
6 2-4 East Lemaire (Mahovlich, Lapointe) 3:19
7 3–4 West Polis (Harper) 4:27
8 4–4 West Harper (Mikita) 9:27
9 4-5 East Schmautz (Savard) 13:59
Penalties : White(West) 10:03

Goaltenders :

  • East: Villemure (29:16 minutes), Giacomin (30:44 minutes).
  • West: T. Esposito (29:16 minutes), Vachon (30:44 minutes).

Shots on goal :

  • East (34) 18 - 9 - 9
  • West (30) 8 - 10 - 12

Referee : Lloyd Gilmour

Linesmen : Neil Armstrong, John D'Amico

Source: Podnieks[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Podnieks 2000, p. 125.
  2. ^ a b Podnieks 2000, p. 130.
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2000). The NHL All-Star Game: 50 years of tradition. Toronto: HarperCollins. ISBN 0-00-200058-X.