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1988 NHL All-Star Game

39th NHL All-Star Game
1 2 3 OT Total
Wales 1 3 1 1 6
Campbell 2 1 2 0 5
Date February 9, 1988
Arena St. Louis Arena
City St. Louis, Missouri
MVP Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh)
Attendance 17,878

The 39th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in the St. Louis Arena in St. Louis, Missouri, home to the St. Louis Blues, on February 9, 1988.

Lemieux makes his mark

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.


Campbell Conference Wales Conference
Final score 5 6 (OT)
Head coach Flag of Canada Glen Sather (Edmonton Oilers) Flag of Canada Mike Keenan (Philadelphia Flyers)
Honorary captain Flag of Canada Bob Plager1
Flag of Canada Al Arbour
Lineup Starting lineup:


Starting lineup:


Scoring summary
  • Hawerchuk (Bellows, Nieuwendyk) 3:25 1st
  • Gretzky (Probert) 18:46 1st
  • Robitaille (Savard, Lowe) 15:09 2nd
  • Savard (Robitaille, Anderson) 5:19 3rd
  • Robitaille (Anderson, Savard) 16:28 3rd
  • Sandstrom (Lemieux, Naslund) 14:45 1st
  • Gartner (Lemieux) 4:28 2nd
  • Stastny (Lemieux, Naslund) 10:08 2nd (PPG)
  • Lemieux (Naslund) 11:34 2nd
  • Lemieux (Naslund, Dineen) 8:07 3rd
  • Lemieux (Naslund, Dineen) 1:08 OT (GWG)
  • McCrimmon, tripping 8:47 2nd
  • Bellows, hooking 2:53 3rd
  • Potvin, holding 10:11 1st
  • LaFontaine, tripping 7:27 2nd
Shots on goal 14–6–10–0–30 9–13–12–1–35
Win/Loss L - Mike Vernon W - Patrick Roy


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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