|Date||February 9, 1988|
|Arena||St. Louis Arena|
|City||St. Louis, Missouri|
|MVP||Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh)|
Lemieux makes his mark[edit | edit source]
Pittsburgh Penguins' centremen Mario Lemieux recorded six points (3–3–6) and scored the game-winner in overtime to lead the Wales Conference to a thrilling 6–5 victory. Lemieux's six points broke the previous record for most points in an All-Star Game, which was previously held by six players (four points). Montreal Canadiens' leftwinger Mats Naslund earned an assist on all three of Lemieux's goals and added two more to set an All-Star Game record with five assists. Both records have still to this day have not been broken.
Boxscore[edit | edit source]
|Campbell Conference||Wales Conference|
|Final score||5||6 (OT)|
|Head coach||Glen Sather (Edmonton Oilers)||Mike Keenan (Philadelphia Flyers)|
|Honorary captain|| Bob Plager1
|Shots on goal||14–6–10–0–30||9–13–12–1–35|
|Win/Loss||L - Mike Vernon||W - Patrick Roy|
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Note 1: Bob Plager's brother, Barclay Plager, was also named honorary captain, but he died three days before the All-Star Game from a brain hemorrhage due to his battle brain tumour on February 6th. A moment of silence in his honor occurred before the start of the game.
- Note 2: Doug Wilson was unable to start the game and was replaced by Al MacInnis in the starting lineup.
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