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The 2020 National Hockey League All-Star Game was held on January 25, 2020, at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri, the home of the St. Louis Blues.[1] The city previously hosted the NHL All-Star Game in 1970 and 1988 at the former St. Louis Arena. For the fifth year, the All-Star Game used a 3-on-3 format, with teams representing each of the league's four divisions competing in a single-elimination tournament.

The Pacific All-Stars won the All-Star Game after defeating the Atlantic All-Stars in the final, 5–4.[2] David Pastrnak of the Boston Bruins, representing the Atlantic, was named the Most Valuable Player after recording a total of four goals and two assists over the course of both the Atlantic's 9–5 semifinal win over the Metropolitan team and their loss in the final to the Pacific team.[3]

Skills Competition[edit | edit source]

The NHL All-Star Skills Competition was held on the night before on January 24.[1] The Fastest Skater, Save Streak, Accuracy Shooting, and Hardest Shot events made their return. A new event, the Shooting Stars, also made its debut, featuring players shooting pucks from an elevated 30 foot/9.1 metre platform behind the goal towards targets on the ice.[4]

The winners of the five skills events were:[5]

Elite Women's 3-on-3 game[edit | edit source]

An Elite Women's 3-on-3 game also took place on the night of the Skills Competition, featuring American and Canadian women's all-stars.[6] The game was two 10-minute periods, with a running clock.[4]

The Canadians won, 2–1, off of goals by Rebecca Johnston and Melodie Daoust. Hilary Knight had the lone goal for the Americans. Ann-Renee Desbiens made 15 saves in the win, while Alex Rigsby Cavallini made 14 saves in the loss.[7]

American All-Stars[6]
Canadian All-Stars[6]

Rosters[edit | edit source]

As in the previous four All-Star Games, captaincy of each division was determined by a fan vote, with the 2020 vote running from November 30 to December 20, 2019.[8] On December 21, the four captains were announced by the NHL. Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers was selected to captain the Pacific Division for the fourth straight year. Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche was selected for the Central Division for the second straight year (MacKinnon was selected but did not play in the 2019 game). First time captain David Pastrnak of the Boston Bruins was picked for the Atlantic Division.[9] Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals was selected for the Metropolitan Division for the third straight year, but for the second consecutive year he has opted to abstain from the game to rest.[10] Most of the rest of the rosters were announced on December 30. Fans were further invited from January 1 to January 10, 2020 to vote for an additional "Last Man In" player for each division.[11] The "Last Men In" elected were Mitch Marner of the Toronto Maple Leafs (Atlantic), T. J. Oshie of the Washington Capitals (Metropolitan), David Perron of the St. Louis Blues (Central), and Quinn Hughes of the Vancouver Canucks (Pacific).[12]

On January 3, the head coaches were announced, chosen from the team in each division with the highest points percentage through January 2, roughly the regular season's halfway point: Bruce Cassidy of the Boston Bruins (Atlantic), Todd Reirden of the Washington Capitals (Metropolitan), Craig Berube of the St. Louis Blues (Central), and Gerard Gallant of Vegas Golden Knights (Pacific).[13] Since then, the Golden Knights fired Gallant on January 15 following the team's under-performance; the league announced one day later that his replacement in the all-star game would be Rick Tocchet of the Arizona Coyotes, who were first in Pacific on that day.[14]

Honorary captains were also named for each of the four divisions: Actors and St. Louis natives Jon Hamm (Metropolitan) and Jenna Fischer (Atlantic), and former Blues players Brett Hull (Central) and Wayne Gretzky (Pacific).[15]

Referees named to work the All-Star Game were Francois St-Laurent and Justin St. Pierre, and linesman Michel Cormier and Bryan Pancich.

Eastern Conference[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Division[11]
Head coach: Flag of Canada Bruce Cassidy, Boston Bruins[13]
Nat. Player Team Pos. #
Flag of the Czech Republic Pastrnak, DavidDavid Pastrnak
(C[9])||Boston Bruins||F||88
Flag of Canada Bertuzzi, TylerTyler Bertuzzi Detroit Red Wings F 59
Flag of Canada Duclair, AnthonyAnthony Duclair Ottawa Senators F 10
Flag of the United States Eichel, JackJack Eichel Buffalo Sabres F 9
Flag of Canada Huberdeau, JonathanJonathan Huberdeau Florida Panthers F 11
Flag of Canada Marner, MitchMitch Marner

~|| Toronto Maple Leafs||F||16

Flag of the United States Tkachuk, BradyBrady Tkachuk

†|| Ottawa Senators||F||7

Flag of Sweden Hedman, VictorVictor Hedman Tampa Bay Lightning D 77
Flag of Canada Weber, SheaShea Weber Montreal Canadiens D 6
Flag of Denmark Andersen, FrederikFrederik Andersen Toronto Maple Leafs G 31
Flag of Russia Andrei Vasilevskiy Tampa Bay Lightning G 88
  • ~ Voted "Last Man In".
  • Replaced Auston Matthews (Toronto Maple Leafs) due to injury (still attended All-Star weekend).
  • Replaced Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins), who opted to abstain from the game to rest.
Metropolitan Division[11]
Head coach: Flag of the United States Todd Reirden, Washington Capitals[13]
Nat. Player Team Pos. #
Flag of Canada Letang, KrisKris Letang

† (C[16]) || Pittsburgh Penguins ||D||58

Flag of Canada Barzal, MathewMathew Barzal New York Islanders F 13
Flag of Switzerland Hischier, NicoNico Hischier

‡ || New Jersey Devils ||F||13

Flag of Canada Konecny, TravisTravis Konecny Philadelphia Flyers F 11
Flag of the United States Kreider, ChrisChris Kreider

* || New York Rangers ||F||20

Flag of the United States Oshie, T. J.T. J. Oshie

~ || Washington Capitals||F||77

Flag of the United States Carlson, JohnJohn Carlson Washington Capitals D 74
Flag of the United States Jones, SethSeth Jones Columbus Blue Jackets D 3
Flag of the United States Slavin, JaccobJaccob Slavin

^ || Carolina Hurricanes || D||74

Flag of Canada Holtby, BradenBraden Holtby Washington Capitals G 70
Flag of Canada Jarry, TristanTristan Jarry
  1. || Pittsburgh Penguins ||G||35

Western Conference[edit | edit source]

Central Division[11]
Head coach: Flag of Canada Craig Berube, St. Louis Blues[13]
Nat. Player Team Pos. #
Flag of Canada MacKinnon, NathanNathan MacKinnon
(C[9]) || Colorado Avalanche || F||29
Flag of the United States Kane, PatrickPatrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks F 88
Flag of Canada O'Reilly, RyanRyan O'Reilly St. Louis Blues F 90
Flag of Canada Perron, DavidDavid Perron

~ || St. Louis Blues ||F||57

Flag of Canada Scheifele, MarkMark Scheifele Winnipeg Jets F 55
Flag of Canada Seguin, TylerTyler Seguin Dallas Stars F 91
Flag of Canada Staal, EricEric Staal Minnesota Wild F 12
Flag of Switzerland Josi, RomanRoman Josi Nashville Predators D 59
Flag of Canada Pietrangelo, AlexAlex Pietrangelo St. Louis Blues D 27
Flag of Canada Binnington, JordanJordan Binnington St. Louis Blues G 50
Flag of the United States Hellebuyck, ConnorConnor Hellebuyck Winnipeg Jets G 37
  • ~ Voted "Last Man In".
Pacific Division[11]
Head coach: Flag of Canada Rick Tocchet, Arizona Coyotes¤[14]
Nat. Player Team Pos. #
Flag of Canada McDavid, ConnorConnor McDavid
(C[9])|| Edmonton Oilers || F||97
Flag of Germany Draisaitl, LeonLeon Draisaitl Edmonton Oilers F 29
Flag of the Czech Republic Hertl, TomasTomas Hertl

† || San Jose Sharks || F||48

Flag of Slovenia Kopitar, AnzeAnze Kopitar Los Angeles Kings F 11
Flag of the United States Pacioretty, MaxMax Pacioretty

‡ || Vegas Golden Knights || F||67

Flag of Sweden Pettersson, EliasElias Pettersson Vancouver Canucks F 40
Flag of the United States Tkachuk, MatthewMatthew Tkachuk Calgary Flames F 19
Flag of Canada Giordano, MarkMark Giordano Calgary Flames D 5
Flag of the United States Hughes, QuinnQuinn Hughes

~ || Vancouver Canucks ||D||43

Flag of Sweden Markstrom, JacobJacob Markstrom
Flag of the Czech Republic Rittich, DavidDavid Rittich

^ || Calgary Flames || G||33

Bracket[edit | edit source]

Semifinals Final
Metropolitan 5  
Atlantic 9     Atlantic 4
Pacific 10     Pacific 5
Central 5  

Game summaries[edit | edit source]

First semifinal game[edit | edit source]


Second semifinal game[edit | edit source]


Final[edit | edit source]


Uniforms[edit | edit source]

The All-Star uniforms were unveiled on January 8. Like the previous season, each player's respective team logo is featured on the front, but this time they are only rendered in one team color (e.g. the Boston Bruins logo is only rendered in gold instead of black and gold). The striping patterns also added to the front and sleeves to the uniforms are meant to resemble a musical staff to honor the music of St. Louis.[17]

Festivities and entertainment[edit | edit source]

This year's NHL Fan Fair, featuring various fan activities during All-Star Weekend, was held between Thursday, January 23 and Sunday, January 26 at Union Station.[18]

The rock band O.A.R. performed during a concert outside the Enterprise Center prior to the All-Star Skills Competition.[19] The rock band Green Day also gave an outdoor concert prior to the All-Star Game and then performed during the second intermission.[20]

Awolnation performed during the player introductions before the game. Canadian country music singer Tenille Townes sang the Canadian national anthem while retired St. Louis Blues anthem singer Charles Glenn sang the U.S. national anthem.[21]

Television[edit | edit source]

The All-Star Game and Skills Competition was broadcast in the United States by NBC and NBCSN, respectively. In Canada, both the All-Star Game and skills competition was broadcast in English on both CBC and Sportsnet (under the Hockey Night in Canada banner), and on TVA Sports in French.[8]

As with the 2019 All-Star Game, the league continued testing its new player and puck tracking systems. The league had planned to deploy this technology to all 31 NHL arenas prior to the start of the season, but a change to its primary technology partner has delayed full league-wide implementation until the playoffs.[22][23]

The league also experimented with its "digitally enhanced dasherboards", first used at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, for the digital replacement of advertising on the rink boards on selected camera shots. Nine localized feeds were available (expanded from four during the World Cup), including Canada English, Canada French, the United States, as well as the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Finland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, and world feeds. The goal is to eventually deploy this technology for all NHL telecasts, for the benefit of its national and regional broadcasters.[24][25]

References[edit | edit source]

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