Niklas Lidstrom, defenseman for the Detroit Red Wings, appeared in the all-star game for the tenth time in his career.

The 2008 National Hockey League All-Star Game was the 56th midseason exhibition between the all-stars of the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference, the two conferences comprising the National Hockey League.[1] The game was held on January 27, 2008, at Philips Arena, the home of the Eastern Conference's Atlanta Thrashers. The Eastern Conference defeated the Western Conference by a score of 8–7. Carolina Hurricane and Eastern Conference player Eric Staal was the Most Valuable Player of the 2008 all-star game, with two goals and one assist. Columbus Blue Jacket and Western Conference player Rick Nash scored the most goals in the game, with three, and thus had a hat trick.

In the Eastern Conference, Rick DiPietro, Evgeni Malkin, Andrei Markov, Mike Richards, Marc Savard, Jason Spezza, and Tim Thomas all appeared in the all-star game for the first time in their career. In the Western Conference, Ryan Getzlaf, Shawn Horcoff, Duncan Keith, Anze Kopitar, Manny Legace, Corey Perry, Mike Ribeiro, and Henrik Sedin made their first appearances at the 2008 all-star game. Niklas Lidstrom made his 10th appearance for the Western Conference.[2] Eastern Conference player Daniel Alfredsson and Western Conference players Ed Jovanovski, Chris Pronger, and Joe Thornton would be made their 5th all-star appearances, the second most out of the 2008 all-stars.[3][4][5][6]

In the Eastern Conference, Sidney Crosby led the Eastern Conference voting ballot to gain a forward starting position with 507,274 votes, but was injured and was replaced by Evgeni Malkin. Andrei Markov and Zdeno Chara led the defensemen top two in votes for the starting positions.[7][8] Players Vincent Lecavalier and Daniel Alfredsson were second and third respectively in the voting ballots for forwards and secured those starting positions.[7] Martin Brodeur led the voting ballot for the goaltender position with 220,392 votes, but was replaced by Tim Thomas.[7][8] In the Western Conference, Nicklas Lidstrom led the Western Conference voting ballot to gain a defenseman starting position with 477,787 votes and Dion Phaneuf came in second to become the other starter.[7] Henrik Zetterberg came in first with 326,244 were votes to gain a starting forward position, but was replaced by Mike Ribeiro.[7][9] Players Pavel Datsyuk and Jarome Iginla were second and third respectively in the voting ballots for forwards and secured those starting positions. Roberto Luongo led the voting ballot for the goaltender position and was the starting goaltender.[7]



Daniel Alfredsson

Daniel Alfredsson, right wing for the Ottawa Senators, appeared in all-star games from 1996 to 1998, 2004, and 2008.

Ed Jovanovski2

Ed Jovanovski, defenseman for the Phoenix Coyotes, appeared in all-star games from 2001 to 2003 and 2007 to 2008.

Joe Thornton2

Joe Thornton, center for the San Jose Sharks, appeared in all-star games from 2002 to 2004 and 2007 to 2008.

* Appeared more than once in an all-star game.[10]
Eastern Conference Team Western Conference Team
Daniel Alfredsson* Ottawa SenatorsJason Arnott* Nashville Predators
Brian Campbell* Buffalo SabresPavel Datsyuk* Detroit Red Wings
Zdeno Chara* Boston BruinsMarian Gaborik* Minnesota Wild
Rick DiPietro New York IslandersRyan Getzlaf Anaheim Ducks
Scott Gomez* New York RangersShawn Horcoff Edmonton Oilers
Sergei Gonchar* Pittsburgh PenguinsJarome Iginla* Calgary Flames
Marian Hossa* Atlanta ThrashersEd Jovanovski* Phoenix Coyotes
Tomas Kaberle* Toronto Maple LeafsDuncan Keith Chicago Blackhawks
Ilya Kovalchuk* Atlanta ThrashersAnze Kopitar Los Angeles Kings
Vincent Lecavalier* Tampa Bay LightningManny Legace St. Louis Blues
Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh PenguinsNicklas Lidstrom* Detroit Red Wings
Andrei Markov Montreal CanadiensEvgeni Nabokov* San Jose Sharks
Alex Ovechkin* Washington CapitalsRick Nash* Columbus Blue Jackets
Mike Richards Philadelphia FlyersScott Niedermayer* Anaheim Ducks
Marc Savard Boston BruinsChris Osgood* Detroit Red Wings
Jason Spezza Ottawa SenatorsCorey Perry Anaheim Ducks
Martin St. Louis* Tampa Bay LightningDion Phaneuf Calgary Flames
Eric Staal* Carolina HurricanesChris Pronger* Anaheim Ducks
Tim Thomas Boston BruinsMike Ribeiro Dallas Stars
Kimmo Timonen* Philadelphia FlyersHenrik Sedin Vancouver Canucks
Tomas Vokoun* Florida PanthersJoe Thornton* San Jose Sharks


  1. NHL ALL-STAR GAME – COMPLETE HISTORY. Retrieved on 2008-06-19.
  2. Niklas Lidstrom Statistics. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved on 2008-06-21.
  3. Daniel Alfredsson Statistics. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved on 2008-06-21.
  4. Ed Jovanovski Statistics. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved on 2008-06-21.
  5. Chris Pronger Statistics. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved on 2008-06-21.
  6. Joe Thornton Statistics. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved on 2008-06-21.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 XM NHL ALL-STAR FAN BALLOTING. Retrieved on 2008-06-19.
  8. 8.0 8.1 2008 Eastern Conference All-Stars. Retrieved on 2008-06-19.
  9. 2008 Western Conference All-Stars. Retrieved on 2008-06-21.
  10. Any future all-star appearances after 2008 will be excluded.

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