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NHLAllStarGame2000

The 50th NHL All-Star Game was part of the 1999-00 NHL season and took place in Toronto's Air Canada Centre on February 6, 2000.

The all-star week festivities saw the Canadian Hockey League Top Prospects Game played on February 2, 2000 and an exhibition game between the Canadian and American women's national teams on February 3, 2000.

The Heroes of Hockey game and the Skills Competition were held on February 5, 2000.

It is to note that the opening face-off for the Heroes of Hockey game were Ted Lindsay and Fleming Mackell, two players who played in the 1st NHL All-Star Game.

The week also was a good sendoff for Wayne Gretzky who had retired the previous season.

His #99 was raised to the rafters despite him never playing for the hometown Toronto Maple Leafs as a show of his number's league-wide retirement.

Gretzky also made it clear that he would not partake in any oldtimer or Heroes of Hockey game unless it was held in Edmonton, a statement that was realized with the 2003 Heritage Classic three years later.

Super Skills CompetitionEdit

In the Skills Competition, the World All-Stars would win their third-straight skills competition.

In the individual events, Boston Bruins' Ray Bourque and Florida Panthers' Viktor Kozlov shared the Accuracy Shot event which was Bourque's seventh victory in the event.

In addition, St. Louis Blues' Al MacInnis won his fourth straight Hardest Shot event, which was also his sixth all-time victory in the event.

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim' Paul Kariya would win his second-straight Puck Control Relay event.

Individual Event WinnersEdit

  • Puck Control Relay: Paul Kariya (Mighty Ducks of Anaheim)
  • Fastest Skater: Sami Kapanen (Carolina Hurricanes) (13.649 seconds)
  • Accuracy Shooting: Ray Bourque (Boston Bruins)/ Viktor Kozlov (Florida Panthers) (4 hits and 5 shots)
  • Hardest Shot: Al MacInnis (St. Louis Blues) (100.1 mph)
  • Goaltenders Competition: Mike Richter (New York Rangers) (2 GA and 16 shots)

Game BackgroundEdit

Florida Panthers' Pavel Bure and his brother Calgary Flames' Valeri Bure combined for six points (Pavel 3–1–4, Valeri 0–2–2) to lead the World All-Stars to their first All-Star Game victory over the North American All-Stars.

Valeri would assist on two of Pavel's three goals to become the first brother combination to set up a goal, since the 1956 All-Star Game when Maurice Richard and Henri Richard hooked up for an All-Star goal.

Pavel Bure would become the first Russian-born player to win All-Star M.V.P. honors.

Rosters\Game SummaryEdit

North America World
Final score 4 9
Head coach Canada Pat Quinn (Toronto Maple Leafs) Canada Scotty Bowman (Detroit Red Wings)
Assistant coach Canada Roger Neilson (Philadelphia Flyers) Canada Joel Quenneville (St. Louis Blues)
Lineup Starting lineup:

Commissioner's selection:

Reserves:

Starting lineup:

Reserves:

Scoring summary
  • Sakic (Whitney, Recchi) 13:56 first
  • Roenick (Modano) 19:30 first
  • Amonte (Modano, Bourque) 12:14 second
  • Whitney (Desjardins, Messier) 17:08 second
  • Demitra (Yushkevich, Elias) 3:12 first
  • Jagr (Rucinsky) 10:50 first
  • Yushkevich (Kozlov, P. Bure) 14:35 first
  • P. Bure (V. Bure) 0:33 second
  • P. Bure 2 (V. Bure, Kozlov) 8:38 second (GWG)
  • Demitra (Hejduk, Elias) 8:52 third
  • P. Bure 3 (Lidstrom, Kozlov) 9:31 third
  • Satan (Czerkawski, Bonk) 10:51 third
  • Bonk (Jagr, Rucinsky) 19:28 third
Penalties

none

  • Ozolinsh, hooking 5:51 third
Shots on goal 13–11–8–32 20–13–15–48
Win/Loss L - Martin Brodeur W - Tommy Salo
  • Referees: Kerry Fraser and Don Koharski
  • Linesmen: Gerard Gauthier and Ray Scapinello
  • Television: ABC, CBC and SRC

Roster NotesEdit

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