The 15th NHL All-Star Game took place at the Chicago Stadium on October 7, 1961. The NHL All-Stars defeated the hometown Chicago Black Hawks 3–1.

Game BackgroundEdit

The Detroit Red Wings' line of Gordie Howe, Alex Delvecchio and Norm Ullman opened and closed the scoring as the NHL All-Stars toppled the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Black Hawks 3-1 before a record crowd of 14,534 spectators.

Delvecchio opened the scoring twelve minutes into the first period on assists from Howe & Ullman and Howe closed the scoring twelve minutes into the second period on assists from Delvecchio and Ullman.

Don McKenney of the Boston Bruins also scored for the All-Stars while Eric Nesterenko beat Toronto Maple Leafs' Johnny Bower for Chicago's only goal.

Game SummaryEdit

Chicago Blackhawks All-Stars
Final score 1 3
Head coach Rudy Pilous Sid Abel (Detroit Red Wings)
Lineup First team All-Stars:

Second team All-Stars:

Other players:

Scoring summary
  • Nesterenko (Pilote, Hull) 6:26 second (power-play)
  • Delvecchio (Howe, Ullman) 11:37 first
  • McKenney (Bathgate, Pronovost) 2:37 second
  • Howe (Delvecchio, Ullman) 11:38 second
  • Hay 15:02 first
  • Vasko 19:15 first
  • Nesterenko 7:36 second
  • Nesterenko 7:36 second
  • Nesterenko 16:21 second
  • Pilote 1:38 third
  • Hull 19:24 third
  • Mahovlich 8:26 first
  • Goyette 4:46 second
  • Mahovlich 7:36 second
  • Mahovlich 7:36 second
  • McKenney 19:47 second
  • Richard 11:49 third
Win/Loss Glenn Hall Johnny Bower
Shots on goal
Chicago 6 9 8 23
All-Stars 11 13 11 35
  • Referee: Frank Udvari
  • Linesmen: George Hayes and Neil Armstrong
  • Game Attendance: 14,534
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