The 23rd NHL All-Star Game was held in the St. Louis Arena in St. Louis (home of the St. Louis Blues) on January 20, 1970.

It was the first time the All-Star Game was held at the St. Louis Arena. The East Division All-Stars defeated the West Division All-Stars 4–1. Bobby Hull was named the game's most valuable player.

It was also the first NHL All-Star Game carried live on American network television, airing on the CBS network.

League BusinessEdit

Clarence Campbell (president of the NHL) announced that the NHL was holding the Game in Boston in 1971, in Minnesota in 1972 and New York City in 1973.

Campbell also announced that the NHL would be expanding to Buffalo and Vancouver for next season.

Game SummaryEdit

It was the first time the game had been held outside of the Stanley Cup champion's home rink since the 1948 game in Chicago.

Bobby Clarke and Tony Esposito were the only two players making their first appearance in the Game. Clarke was substituting for Phil Goyette, who had a knee injury.

# Score Team Goalscorer (Assist(s)) Time
First period
East Goaltender in: Giacomin 0:00
West Goaltender in: Parent 0:00
1 1-0 East Goal: Laperriere (unassisted) 0:20
2 1-1 West Goal: Prentice (Berenson, Woytowich) 0:37
1–1 East Penalty: Park 1:52
1–1 West Penalty: St. Marseille 6:00
3 2-1 East Goal: Howe (B. Hull, Lemaire) PPG 7:20
Second period
4 3-1 East Goal: B. Hull (Brewer) 1:53
5 4-1 East Goal: Tkaczuk (McKenzie, Bucyk) 9:37
4–1 East Goaltender out: Giacomin
Goaltender in: Esposito
4–1 West Goaltender out: Parent
Goaltender in: Plante
4–1 West Penalty: Woytowich 15:47
Third period
4–1 West Penalty: Woytowich 2:12


  • East: Giacomin (29:37 minutes), Esposito (30:23 minutes).
  • West: Parent (29:37 minutes), Plante (30:23 minutes).

Shots on goal

  • East (44) 10 - 14 - 20
  • West (17) 6 - 5 - 6

Referee : Art Skov

Linesmen : Claude Béchard, Matt Pavelich

Team LineupsEdit

East Division All-StarsEdit

# Nat. Player Pos. Team
1 Canada Ed Giacomin New York Rangers
30 Canada Tony Esposito Chicago Black Hawks
2 Canada Jacques Laperriere Montreal Canadiens
3 Canada Brad Park New York Rangers
4 Canada Bobby Orr Boston Bruins
5 Canada Carl Brewer Detroit Red Wings
18 Canada Serge Savard Montreal Canadiens
7 Canada Phil Esposito C Boston Bruins
8 Canada Johnny Bucyk LW Boston Bruins
9 Canada Gordie Howe RW Detroit Red Wings
10 Canada Jean Ratelle C New York Rangers
11 Canada Walt Tkaczuk C New York Rangers
12 Canada Ron Ellis RW Toronto Maple Leafs
14 Canada Dave Keon C Toronto Maple Leafs
15 Canada Jacques Lemaire LW Montreal Canadiens
16 Canada Bobby Hull LW Chicago Black Hawks
17 Canada Rod Gilbert RW New York Rangers
21 Canada John McKenzie RW Boston Bruins
27 Canada Frank Mahovlich LW Montreal Canadiens

West Division All-StarsEdit

# Nat. Player Pos. Team
29 Canada Bernie Parent Philadelphia Flyers
30 Canada Jacques Plante St. Louis Blues
2 Canada Bill White Los Angeles Kings
4 Canada Carol Vadnais Oakland Seals
5 Canada Bob Woytowich Pittsburgh Penguins
6 Canada Harry Howell Oakland Seals
8 Canada Barclay Plager St. Louis Blues
7 Canada Red Berenson C St. Louis Blues
9 Canada Frank St. Marseille RW St. Louis Blues
10 Canada Bobby Clarke C Philadelphia Flyers
11 Canada J. P. Parise LW Minnesota North Stars
12 Canada Dean Prentice LW Pittsburgh Penguins
14 Canada Jim Roberts RW St. Louis Blues
15 Canada Danny O'Shea C Minnesota North Stars
16 Canada Claude Larose RW Minnesota North Stars
17 Canada Gary Sabourin RW St. Louis Blues
20 Canada Ab McDonald LW St. Louis Blues
21 Canada Bill Goldsworthy RW Minnesota North Stars
22 Canada Danny Grant LW Minnesota North Stars
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