List of 2008 National Hockey League all-stars


List of 2008 National Hockey League all-stars

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. [cite web |url=http://www.nhlallstar2008.com/HISTORY.HTM |title=NHL ALL-STAR GAME – COMPLETE HISTORY|accessdate=2008-06-19|publisher=NHL.com] 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. [cite web |url=http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=56&season=20072008&gameType=4|title=Staal, Savard save Eastern Conference in the end|date=2008-01-27|accessdate=2008-06-21|publisher=NHL.com]

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. [cite web |url=http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/l/lidstni01.html |title=Niklas Lidstrom Statistics |accessdate=2008-06-21|work=Sports Reference, LLC|publisher=hockey-reference.com] 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. [cite web |url=http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/a/alfreda01.html |title=Daniel Alfredsson Statistics |accessdate=2008-06-21|work=Sports Reference, LLC|publisher=hockey-reference.com] [cite web |url=http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/j/jovaned01.html |title=Ed Jovanovski Statistics |accessdate=2008-06-21|work=Sports Reference, LLC|publisher=hockey-reference.com] [cite web |url=http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/p/prongch01.html |title=Chris Pronger Statistics |accessdate=2008-06-21|work=Sports Reference, LLC|publisher=hockey-reference.com] [cite web |url=http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/t/thornjo01.html |title=Joe Thornton Statistics |accessdate=2008-06-21|work=Sports Reference, LLC|publisher=hockey-reference.com]

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.cite web |url=http://www.nhlallstar2008.com/FAN.HTM |title=XM NHL ALL-STAR FAN BALLOTING |accessdate=2008-06-19|publisher=NHL.com] cite web |url=http://www.nhl.com/allstar/2008/east_roster.html |title=2008 Eastern Conference All-Stars |accessdate=2008-06-19|publisher=NHL.com] Players Vincent Lecavalier and Daniel Alfredsson were second and third respectively in the voting ballots for forwards and secured those starting positions. Martin Brodeur led the voting ballot for the goaltender position with 220,392 votes, but was replaced by Tim Thomas. 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.cite web |url=http://www.nhlallstar2008.com/FAN.HTM |title=XM NHL ALL-STAR FAN BALLOTING |accessdate=2008-06-19|publisher=NHL.com] Henrik Zetterberg came in first with 326,244 were votes to gain a starting forward position, but was replaced by Mike Ribeiro.cite web |url=http://www.nhl.com/allstar/2008/west_roster.html |title=2008 Western Conference All-Stars |accessdate=2008-06-21|publisher=NHL.com] 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.__FORCETOC__

All-Stars

Key

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- bgcolor="#efefef" !Eastern Conference!Team!Western Conference!Team
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style="background:#ddffdd;"|Daniel Alfredsson* ||Ottawa Senators||style="background:#ddffdd;"|Jason Arnott* ||Nashville Predators
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style="background:#ddffdd;"| Brian Campbell* ||Buffalo Sabres||style="background:#ddffdd;"|Pavel Datsyuk* ||Detroit Red Wings
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style="background:#ddffdd;"|Zdeno Chara* ||Boston Bruins||style="background:#ddffdd;"|Marian Gaborik* || Minnesota Wild
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Rick DiPietro ||New York Islanders||Ryan Getzlaf ||Anaheim Ducks
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style="background:#ddffdd;"| Scott Gomez* ||New York Rangers||Shawn Horcoff ||Edmonton Oilers
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style="background:#ddffdd;"| Sergei Gonchar* ||Pittsburgh Penguins||style="background:#ddffdd;"|Jarome Iginla* ||Calgary Flames
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style="background:#ddffdd;"| Marian Hossa* ||Atlanta Thrashers||style="background:#ddffdd;"|Ed Jovanovski* ||Phoenix Coyotes
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style="background:#ddffdd;"| Tomas Kaberle* ||Toronto Maple Leaves||Duncan Keith ||Chicago Blackhawks
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style="background:#ddffdd;"| Ilya Kovalchuk* ||Atlanta Thrashers||Anze Kopitar ||Los Angeles Kings
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style="background:#ddffdd;"|Vincent Lecavalier* ||Tampa Bay Lightning||Manny Legace ||St. Louis Blues
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Evgeni Malkin ||Pittsburgh Penguins||style="background:#ddffdd;"|Nicklas Lidstrom* ||Detroit Red Wings
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Andrei Markov ||Montreal Canadiens||style="background:#ddffdd;"|Evgeni Nabokov* ||San Jose Sharks
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style="background:#ddffdd;"|Alex Ovechkin* ||Washington Capitals||style="background:#ddffdd;"|Rick Nash* ||Columbus Blue Jackets
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Mike Richards ||Philadelphia Flyers||style="background:#ddffdd;"|Scott Niedermayer* ||Anaheim Ducks
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Marc Savard ||Boston Bruins||style="background:#ddffdd;"|Chris Osgood* ||Detroit Red Wings
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Jason Spezza ||Ottawa Senators||Corey Perry ||Anaheim Ducks
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style="background:#ddffdd;"|Martin St. Louis* ||Tampa Bay Lightning||style="background:#ddffdd;"|Dion Phaneuf ||Calgary Flames
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style="background:#ddffdd;"|Eric Staal* ||Carolina Hurricanes||style="background:#ddffdd;"|Chris Pronger* ||Anaheim Ducks
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Tim Thomas ||Boston Bruins||Mike Ribeiro ||Dallas Stars
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style="background:#ddffdd;"|Kimmo Timonen* ||Philadelphia Flyers||Henrik Sedin ||Vancouver Canucks
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style="background:#ddffdd;"| Tomas Vokoun* ||Florida Panthers||style="background:#ddffdd;"|Joe Thornton* ||San Jose Sharks

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External links

* [http://www.nhl.com/allstar/2008/index.html Official website of the 2008 NHL All-Star Game]


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