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1997NHLASgame
47th NHL All-Star Game
1 2 3 Total
East 4 6 1 11
West 2 4 1 7
Date January 18 1997
Arena San Jose Arena
City San Jose, California
MVP Mark Recchi (Montreal)
Attendance 17,442

</onlyinclude> The 47th National Hockey League All-Star Game took place on January 18, 1997 at the San Jose Arena. The final score was Eastern Conference 11, Western Conference 7.

Super Skills Competition Edit

The Eastern Conference won the skills competition for the first time since 1992. St. Louis Blues' Al MacInnis won the Hardest Shot event for the third time in his career by slapping the puck at 98.9 mph. Boston Bruins' defenceman Ray Bourque won the Shooting Accuracy event for the fourth time, hitting four targets in seven shots. Florida Panthers' goaltender John Vanbiesbrouck stopped all 10 shots by Mats Sundin and Derian Hatcher in Rapid-Fire Relay to outduel Colorado Avalanche netminder Patrick Roy who made nine saves. In the Power-Play Relay, Vanbiesbrouck allowed only two of six shots to elude him that were taken by Mighty Ducks of Anaheims' Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya to claim the Goaltenders Competition.

Individual Event winnersEdit

The Game Edit

Montreal Canadiens' rightwinger Mark Recchi had a hat-trick to lead the Eastern Conference to a 11–7 victory and was named All-Star M.V.P. Mark Recchi would become the fourth Montreal Canadien to receive the award. A record 10 goals was scored in the second period, including two from hometown favorite San Jose Sharks' rightwinger Owen Nolan in a record eight seconds. Nolan would complete his hat-trick in the third period as he closed in on a breakaway towards Buffalo Sabres' goaltender Dominik Hasek. Nolan pointed in Hasek's direction and then fired the puck high to the glove side to end the West's frustration from not scoring all in the period despite peppering Hasek with 21 shots.

Boxscore Edit

Western Conference Eastern Conference
Final Score 7 11
Head Coach Ken Hitchcock (Dallas Stars) Doug MacLean (Florida Panthers)
Honorary Captain Doug Wilson Andy Bathgate
Lineup Starting Lineup:

Commissioner's Selection:

Reserves:

Starting Lineup:

Commissioner's Selection:

Reserves:

Scoring Summary
  • Bure (Sundin, Amonte) 17:36 1st
  • Kariya (Bure, Ozolinsh) 18:36 1st
  • Bure (2) (Selanne, Fetisov) 4:40 2nd
  • Shanahan (Hull, Ozolinsh) 16:38 2nd (PPG)
  • Nolan (Fleury, Ozolinsh) 18:54 2nd
  • Nolan (2) (Amonte) 19:02 2nd
  • Nolan (3) (unassisted) 17:57 3rd
  • LeClair (Bondra, Stevens) 8:52 1st
  • Lemieux (Gretzky) 9:49 1st
  • Recchi (Messier, Alfredsson) 15:32 1st
  • Hawerchuk (Lindros, Coffey) 16:19 1st
  • Recchi (2) (Svehla, Messier) 1:56 2nd
  • Sanderson (Lindros) 3:21 2nd
  • Lemieux (2) (Svehla, Ciccarelli) 6:09 2nd
  • Messier (K. Hatcher, Alfredsson) 8:45 2nd (GWG)
  • Recchi (3) (Oates, Lemieux) 10:57 2nd
  • Hawerchuk (2) (LeClair, Stevens) 17:28 2nd
  • LeClair (2) (Bondra, Oates) 8:50 3rd
Penalties

none

  • Coffey, hooking 15:37 2nd
  • Hatcher, hooking 14:56 3rd
Shots on Goal 12–13–21–46 15–15–11–41
Win/Loss L - Andy Moog W - Martin Brodeur

Notes Edit

Note 1: Jaromir Jagr was voted as a starter, but was not able to play due to injury. Adam Oates was be named as his replacement and John LeClair was his replacement in the starting lineup.
Note 2: Joe Sakic was voted as a starter, but was not able to play due to injury. Teemu Selanne was named as his replacement and Tony Granato who was already selected by the Commissioner was his replacement in the starting lineup.
Note 3: Peter Forsberg was selected, but was not able to play due to injury. Brendan Shanahan was named as his replacement.
Note 4: Zigmund Palffy was selected, but was not able to play due to injury. Scott Lachance was named as his replacement.
Note 5: Chris Osgood was selected, but was not able to play due to injury. Guy Hebert was named as his replacement.
Note 6: Mike Modano was selected, but was not able to play due to injury. Keith Tkachuk was named as his replacement.
Note 7: Rob Blake was selected, but was not able to play due to injury. Dmitri Khristich was named as his replacement.</small>

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