29th National Hockey League All-Star Game

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29th NHL All-Star Game
123 Total
Wales 340 7
Campbell 104 5
DateJanuary 20, 1976
MVPPeter Mahovlich (Montreal)
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The 29th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, home of the Philadelphia Flyers, on January 20, 1976. Wales Conference All-Star team defeated the Campbell Conference 7–5 after opening up a 6–1 lead in the second period. Peter Mahovlich was voted most valuable player of the game after scoring a goal and three assists.

Team Lineups[edit]

Wales Conference All-Stars[edit]

# Nat. Player Pos. Team
1 Canada Wayne Thomas Toronto Maple Leafs
29 Canada Ken Dryden Montreal Canadiens
2 Canada Larry Robinson Montreal Canadiens
3 Canada Dave Burrows Pittsburgh Penguins
4 Canada Jerry Korab Buffalo Sabres
5 Canada Guy Lapointe Montreal Canadiens
21 Sweden Borje Salming Toronto Maple Leafs
22 Canada Brad Park Boston Bruins
6 Canada Bill Clement C Washington Capitals
7 Canada Rick Martin LW Buffalo Sabres
8 Canada Dan Maloney LW Detroit Red Wings
9 Canada Pierre Larouche C Pittsburgh Penguins
10 Canada Guy Lafleur RW Montreal Canadiens
11 Canada Craig Ramsay LW Buffalo Sabres
12 Canada Al MacAdam RW California Golden Seals
16 Canada Marcel Dionne C Los Angeles Kings
17 Canada Steve Shutt LW Montreal Canadiens
19 Canada Jean Pronovost RW Pittsburgh Penguins
20 Canada Pete Mahovlich C Montreal Canadiens

Campbell Conference All-Stars[edit]

# Nat. Player Pos. Team
1 Canada Glenn Resch New York Islanders
35 Canada Wayne Stephenson Philadelphia Flyers
2 Canada Carol Vadnais New York Rangers
4 Canada Phil Russell Chicago Black Hawks
5 Canada Denis Potvin New York Islanders
6 Canada Andre Dupont Philadelphia Flyers
20 Canada Jim Watson Philadelphia Flyers
7 Canada Garry Unger C St. Louis Blues
8 Canada Steve Vickers LW New York Rangers
10 Canada Dennis Ververgaert RW Vancouver Canucks
11 Canada Bill Barber LW Philadelphia Flyers
12 Canada Bill Goldsworthy RW Minnesota North Stars
14 Canada John Marks LW Chicago Black Hawks
15 Canada Billy Harris RW New York Islanders
17 United States Curt Bennett C Atlanta Flames
18 Canada Tom Lysiak C Atlanta Flames
19 Canada Bryan Trottier C New York Islanders
21 Canada Rick MacLeish C Philadelphia Flyers
27 Canada Reggie Leach RW Philadelphia Flyers

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

Game summary[edit]

# Score Team Goalscorer (Assist(s)) Time
First period
1 1-0 Wales Martin (Mahovlich - Lafleur) 6:01
2 1-1 Campbell Bennett (Dupont) 16:59
3 2-1 Wales Mahovlich (Lapointe - Lafleur) 18:31
4 3-1 Wales Park (Mahovlich - Martin) 19:00
Penalties : None
Second period
5 4-1 Wales MacAdam (Maloney) 9:34
6 5-1 Wales Lafleur (Mahovlich - Martin) 11:54
7 6-1 Wales Dionne 13:51
8 7-1 Wales Maloney (Larouche - MacAdam) 16:59
Penalties : Barber (Cam.) 17:29
Third period
9 7-2 Campbell Ververgaert (Trottier - Harris) 4:33
10 7-3 Campbell Ververgaert (Trottier - Harris) 4:43
11 7-4 Campbell Potvin 14:17
12 7-5 Campbell Vickers (Unger - Potvin) 14:46
Penalties : Marks (Cam.) 15:26

Goaltenders :

  • Wales : Dryden (29:34 minutes), Thomas (30:26 minutes).
  • Campbell : Resch (29:18), Stephenson (29:42 minutes).

Shots on goal :

  • Wales (42) 13 - 17 - 12
  • Campbell (24) 09 - 06 - 09

Referee : Lloyd Gilmour

Linesmen : Neil Armstrong, John D'Amico


Borje Salming made history by becoming the first European born and -bred player to participate in an NHL All-Star game (Stan Mikita, Ken Hodge and Walt Tkaczuk were also born in Europe but did not start to play hockey before moving to Canada at an early age). From 1976 onwards, every NHL All-Star game to date has featured at least one European player.

Reigning Hart Trophy winner Bobby Clarke was selected but did not play. He was replaced by his Philadelphia Flyers' teammate Rick MacLeish.

In addidition to the NHL All-Star Game, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the NBA All Star Game, and the Men's Final Four were all held in Philadelphia in honor of the location of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, as 1976 was the United States Bicentennial.

See also[edit]


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