24th National Hockey League All-Star Game

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24th NHL All-Star Game
1 2 3 Total
West 2 0 0 2
East 1 0 0 1
Date January 19, 1971
Arena Boston Garden
City Boston
MVP Bobby Hull
Attendance 14,790
← 1970 1972 →

The 24th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in the Boston Garden in Boston, home of the Boston Bruins. This was the first time that the all-star game was held in Boston. The West Division All-Stars defeated the East Division All-Stars 2–1. The West's Bobby Hull was named the game's most valuable player.

The game[edit]

Game summary[edit]

# Score Team Goalscorer (Assist(s)) Time
First period
1 1-0 West Maki (unassisted) 0:36
2 2-0 West B. Hull (Flett) PPG 4:38
3 2-1 East Cournoyer (Smith, Balon) 6:19
Penalties : Harris (West) 2:17, F. Mahovlich (East) 3:09, B. Hull (West) 11:14
Second period
Penalties : Bucyk(East) 1:22
Third period
Penalties : Stapleton(West) 2:48, Magnuson(West) 8:34

Goaltenders :

  • East: Giacomin (30:41 minutes), Villemure (29:19 minutes).
  • West: T. Esposito (30:41 minutes), Wakely (29:19 minutes).

Shots on goal :

  • West (28) 13 - 8 - 7
  • East (27) 13 - 12 - 2

Referee : Bill Friday

Linesmen : Neil Armstrong, John D'Amico

Source: Podnieks[1]


East Division All-Stars

# Nat. Player Pos. Team
1 Canada Ed Giacomin New York Rangers
30 Canada Gilles Villemure New York Rangers
2 Canada Brad Park New York Rangers
3 Canada J. C. Tremblay Montreal Canadiens
4 Canada Bobby Orr Boston Bruins
5 Canada Dale Tallon Vancouver Canucks
15 Canada Jim Neilson New York Rangers
20 Canada Dallas Smith Boston Bruins
6 Canada Johnny Bucyk LW Boston Bruins
7 Canada Phil Esposito C Boston Bruins
8 Canada Ken Hodge RW Boston Bruins
9 Canada Gordie Howe RW Detroit Red Wings
10 Canada Ed Westfall RW Boston Bruins
11 Canada Gilbert Perreault C Buffalo Sabres
12 Canada Yvan Cournoyer RW Montreal Canadiens
14 Canada Dave Keon C Toronto Maple Leafs
17 Canada Dave Balon LW New York Rangers
18 Canada Jean Ratelle C New York Rangers
21 Canada Peter Mahovlich C Montreal Canadiens
27 Canada Frank Mahovlich LW Montreal Canadiens

West Division All-Stars

# Nat. Player Pos. Team
30 Canada Ernie Wakely St. Louis Blues
35 Canada Tony Esposito Chicago Black Hawks
2 Canada Bill White Chicago Black Hawks
3 Canada Keith Magnuson Chicago Black Hawks
4 Canada Ted Harris Minnesota North Stars
5 United States Doug Roberts California Golden Seals
8 Canada Barclay Plager St. Louis Blues
12 Canada Pat Stapleton Chicago Black Hawks
6 Canada Pit Martin C Chicago Black Hawks
7 Canada Red Berenson C St. Louis Blues
9 Canada Bobby Hull LW Chicago Black Hawks
10 Canada Dennis Hull LW Chicago Black Hawks
11 Canada Gary Sabourin RW St. Louis Blues
14 Canada Tim Ecclestone LW St. Louis Blues
15 Canada Bobby Clarke C Philadelphia Flyers
16 Canada Chico Maki RW Chicago Black Hawks
17 Canada Bill Flett RW Los Angeles Kings
20 Canada Danny Grant LW Minnesota North Stars
21 Canada Stan Mikita C Chicago Black Hawks
22 Canada Greg Polis LW Pittsburgh Penguins

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

Source: Podnieks[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Podnieks 2000, p. 117.
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2000). The NHL All-Star Game: 50 years of tradition. Toronto: HarperCollins. ISBN 0-00-200058-X.