- 42nd National Hockey League All-Star Game
Infobox ice hockey game
game_name = 42nd NHL All-Star Game
visitor = Wales
home = Campbell
visitor_per1 = 1
visitor_per2 = 2
visitor_per3 = 2
visitor_total = 5
home_per1 = 2
home_per2 = 5
home_per3 = 4
home_total = 11
January 19 1991
attendance = 18,472The 42nd
National Hockey LeagueAll-Star Game took place in Chicago Stadium, home of the Chicago Blackhawks, on January 19, 1991.
The 1991 game saw much controversy in team selection, as Wales
head coach Mike Milburyincluded enforcer Chris Nilanand checker Brian Skrudlandahead of better players such as Kirk Mullerand Guy Lafleur. Nilan and Skrudland, however, would both be sidelined, however, due to injury. As a result of Milbury's apparent abuse of power, the league's board of governorsquickly stated that future teams would be chosen by committee.
One immediate effect of this was the ability for the commissioner to appoint two "senior" players to honor their years in the game (one for each team) -
Guy Lafleurand Bobby Smith were the first two stars appointed in this manner.
The other change, which would not happen until a year later, was because only two goaltenders were selected for the all-star game: as
Edmonton Oilerscoach John Muckleralso coached the Campbell squad, many were considerably irked when Oilers goalie Bill Ranfordwas chosen over Chicago's own Ed Belfour, who was at the time the best goaltender that season, leading to the Chicago fans booing Ranford when he replaced starter Mike Vernon in the second period. To avoid this, Muckler stated that three goaltenders should be selected in the future, with each goaltender playing a period - and the league made it so.
The War on Fighting
The 42nd classic was broadcast not only in the U.S. and Canada, but for soldiers abroad fighting in
Operation Desert Storm, and players wore decals on their helmets as a symbolic gesture of support. However, some, like Wayne Gretzky(whose grandfather was a veteran of World War Iand whose cousin was abroad at the time), called for the game to be canceled. Gretzky, however, was more adamant on the state of fighting in the NHL, saying that he was continually tired of sportscasters stating that "it looks like a hockey game out there" when a bench-clearing brawltakes place in other sports.
Unlike the previous year, the Heroes of Hockey game was contested between Blackhawks alumni and the "best of the rest", akin to the all-star games of old. However, it was without its boycotters. Joining
Gordie Howewere some of the greatest players of all, including Bobby Orr, Ted Lindsay, and Frank Mahovlich( Bobby Hullwas also notably opposed, but played anyway due to the game being in Chicago). At the center of this argument, however, were pensions: the National Hockey League Alumni Associationbelieved that there was a $12 million pension surplus in which they were entitled to, and one of the more convincing arguments to support their case was that 26-year veteran Howe was being paid only $1200 per month from this pension fund - noticeably below what he would have gotten if he had pursued a career elsewhere, as he noted.
Super Skills Competition
Wales Conferencewon its first Super Skills competition in All-Star Game history, although the majority of the individual events was won by Campbell Conferenceparticipants. Even though Al MacInniswon the Hardest Shot event he was 3 mph off of breaking Al Iafrate's mark that was set in the 1990 Super Skills. However, Mark Messierand Patrick Roywould establish new individual events records.
Individual Event winners
* Accuracy Shooting -
Mark Messier( Edmonton Oilers) - 4 hits, 6 shots
* Hardest Shot -
Al MacInnis( Calgary Flames) - 94.0 mph
* Goaltenders Competition -
Patrick Roy( Montreal Canadiens) - 2 GA, 25 shots
Toronto Maple Leafs' left winger Vincent Damphoussescored four goals as the Campbell Conferencedefeated the Wales Conference11–5 in front of a sell-out crowd at Chicago Stadiumand a world wide television audience that was the largest in All-Star Game history. Damphousse tallied three of his four goals in the third period to be named All-Star M.V.P. and would become just the third player in All-Star Game history to record 4 goals in a game, which is shared by Wayne Gretzkyand Mario Lemieux. Damphousse's performance also overshadowed a five-point performance by St. Louis Blues center Adam Oateswho recorded one goal and four assists in the game.
Brett Hullwas voted as a starter, but was unable to play due to injury. Adam Oateswas his replacement.
Chris Nilanand Brian Skrudlandnamed to Wales team, but did not play.
Larry Robinsonnamed to Campbell team, but did not play.
1990–91 NHL season
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
National Hockey League All-Star Game — The National Hockey League All Star Game (French: Match des Étoiles de la Ligue Nationale de Hockey) is an exhibition ice hockey game that is traditionally held at the midway point of the regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL), with… … Wikipedia
History of the National Hockey League (1942–1967) — The Original Six era of the National Hockey League (NHL) began in 1942 with the demise of the Brooklyn Americans, reducing the NHL to six teams. The NHL, comprised of the Boston Bruins, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens,… … Wikipedia
North Korea men's national ice hockey team — North Korea Association Ice Hockey Association of the DPR Korea Head coach Pak Chang dok Assistants … Wikipedia
Steve Larmer — Infobox Ice Hockey Player position = Right Wing shoots = Left height ft = 5 height in = 10 weight lb = 190 played for = Chicago Blackhawks New York Rangers nationality = CAN birth date = birth date and age|1961|06|16 birth place = Peterborough,… … Wikipedia
1990–91 NHL season — The 1990–91 NHL season was the 74th regular season of the National Hockey League. Twenty one teams each played 80 games. The Stanley Cup winners were the Pittsburgh Penguins, who won the best of seven series 4–2 against the Minnesota North Stars … Wikipedia
1958–59 NHL season — The 1958–59 NHL season was the 42nd season of the National Hockey League. Six teams each played 70 games. The Montreal Canadiens were the Stanley Cup winners as they beat the Toronto Maple Leafs four games to one in the best of seven final series … Wikipedia
Nicklas Lidström — Born … Wikipedia
Neal Broten — Born November 29, 1959 (1959 11 29) (age 51) Roseau, MN, USA Height … Wikipedia
Calendar of 1998 — ▪ 1999 January January 1 At the stroke of the new year, the Russian ruble is worth a thousand times less than before as three zeros are removed from its value; about six new rubles equal one U.S. dollar. Foreign Minister David Levy… … Universalium
Major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada — Major Leagues redirects here. For other meanings of Major League or Major Leagues see Major League (disambiguation). The major professional sports leagues, or simply major leagues, in the United States and Canada are the highest professional… … Wikipedia