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31st NHL All-Star Game
1 2 3 OT Total
Campbell 2 0 0 - 2
Wales 0 1 1 - 3
Date January 24, 1978
Arena Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
City Buffalo
MVP Billy Smith (New York Islanders)
Attendance 16,433
← 1977 1980 →

The Wales Conference All-Star team defeated the Campbell Conference for the fourth straight year. Gilbert Perreault scored at 3:35 of sudden death overtime for the winning goal. The most valuable player award went to goaltender Billy Smith who stopped 16 shots in the first 30 minutes of the game.

Team Lineups

Campbell Conference All-Stars

Coach: Flag of CanadaFred Shero, Philadelphia Flyers

# Nat. Player Pos. Team
31 Flag of Canada Billy Smith New York Islanders
35 Flag of Canada Wayne Stephenson Philadelphia Flyers
2 Flag of Canada Bob Dailey Philadelphia Flyers
3 Flag of Canada Tom Bladon Philadelphia Flyers
4 Flag of Canada Carol Vadnais New York Rangers
5 Flag of Canada Denis Potvin New York Islanders
6 Flag of Canada Barry Beck Colorado Rockies
20 Flag of Canada Jim Watson Philadelphia Flyers
7 Flag of Canada Bill Barber LW Philadelphia Flyers
8 Flag of Canada Wilf Paiement RW Colorado Rockies
9 Flag of Canada Clark Gillies LW New York Islanders
10 Flag of Canada Bill Clement C Atlanta Flames
11 Flag of Canada Dennis Ververgaert RW Vancouver Canucks
12 Flag of Canada Ivan Boldirev C Chicago Black Hawks
16 Flag of Canada Bobby Clarke C Philadelphia Flyers
17 Flag of Canada Garry Unger C St. Louis Blues
19 Flag of Canada Bryan Trottier C New York Islanders
21 Flag of Sweden Roland Eriksson C Minnesota North Stars
22 Flag of Canada Mike Bossy RW New York Islanders
77 Flag of Canada Phil Esposito C New York Rangers

Wales Conference All-Stars

Coach: Flag of CanadaScotty Bowman, Montreal Canadiens

# Nat. Player Pos. Team
29 Flag of Canada Ken Dryden Montreal Canadiens
1 Flag of Canada Rogatien Vachon Los Angeles Kings
18 Flag of Canada Serge Savard Montreal Canadiens
19 Flag of Canada Larry Robinson Montreal Canadiens
21 Flag of Sweden Börje Salming Toronto Maple Leafs
22 Flag of Canada Brad Park Boston Bruins
28 Flag of the United States Reed Larson Detroit Red Wings
6 Flag of Canada Jean Pronovost RW Pittsburgh Penguins
7 Flag of Canada Rick Martin LW Buffalo Sabres
8 Flag of Canada Steve Shutt LW Montreal Canadiens
9 Flag of Canada Lanny McDonald RW Toronto Maple Leafs
10 Flag of Canada Guy Lafleur RW Montreal Canadiens
11 Flag of Canada Gilbert Perreault C Buffalo Sabres
12 Flag of Canada Bob Sirois RW Washington Capitals
14 Flag of Canada Yvan Cournoyer RW Montreal Canadiens
16 Flag of Canada Marcel Dionne C Los Angeles Kings
20 Flag of Canada Dennis Maruk LW Cleveland Barons
23 Flag of Canada Bob Gainey LW Montreal Canadiens
24 Flag of Canada Terry O'Reilly RW Boston Bruins
27 Flag of Canada Darryl Sittler C Toronto Maple Leafs

G = Goaltenders; D = Defencemen; C = Center; LW/RW = Left Wing/Right Wing


# Score Team Goalscorer (Assist(s)) To,e
First period
1 0-1 Campbell Barber 1:25
2 0-2 Campbell Potvin (Clarke) 12:12
Penalties : Salming (Wal.) 7:42 ; Gillies (Cam.) 18:30
Second period
3 1-2 Wales Sittler (Robinson - Park) 19:32
Penalties : Dailey (Cam.) 2:25 ; Smith (Cam.) 3:36 ;
McDonald (Wal.) 3:36 ; Vadnais (Cam.) 18:12
Third period
4 2-2 Wales Martin (Dionne - O'Reilly) 18:21
Penalties : none
Sudden Death overtime
5 3-2 Wales Perreault (Shutt - Salming) 3:55
Penalties : none

Goaltenders :

  • Wales  : Dryden (29:26 minutes), Vachon (34:29 minutes).
  • Campbell : Smith (29:26 minutes), Stephenson (34:29 minutes).

Shots on goal :

  • Wales (40) 07 - 16 - 15 - 02
  • Campbell (12) 07 - 02 - 03 - 00

Referee : Bruce Hood

Linesmen : John D'Amico, Leon Stickle



  • Podnieks, Andrew (2000). The NHL All-Star Game: 50 years of tradition. Toronto: HarperCollins, 167–171. ISBN 000200058X. 

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