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The 60th National Hockey League All-Star Game was an exhibition ice hockey game played on January 25, 2015. It was held in Columbus, Ohio (for the first time) at Nationwide Arena, home of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The team captains were chosen by NHL Hockey Operations: Nick Foligno of the All-Star Game-hosting Blue Jackets served as captain for the home team and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks served for the away team.

Team Toews won the game 17–12, as the teams and players broke a variety of All-Star Game scoring records.

Columbus was originally scheduled to host the All-Star Game on January 27, 2013, but the game was postponed two years: first because of the 2012–13 NHL lockout and then due to the league's participation in the 2014 Winter Olympics tournament.

Fan VotingEdit

On January 1, 2015, six players were voted into the All-Star Game over seven weeks of online voting.

Five Chicago Blackhawks players were voted in: forwards Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, defensemen Duncan Keith & Brent Seabrook and goaltender Corey Crawford.

The only player voted in as a member of a different team was forward Zemgus Girgensons of the Buffalo Sabres, who was the most voted overall due to a campaign in his native Latvia.

Players voted into the All-Star Game
Nat. # Player Team Pos. Votes
Template:Country data LAT28Girgensons, ZemgusZemgus GirgensonsBuffalo SabresC1,574,896
United States88Kane, PatrickPatrick KaneChicago BlackhawksRW1,232,201
Canada19Toews, JonathanJonathan ToewsChicago BlackhawksC1,217,210
Canada2Keith, DuncanDuncan KeithChicago BlackhawksD1,198,173
Canada50Crawford, CoreyCorey CrawfordChicago BlackhawksG1,099,504
Canada7Seabrook, BrentBrent SeabrookChicago BlackhawksD1,016,992

All-Star RostersEdit

Peter Laviolette of the Nashville Predators and Darryl Sutter of the Los Angeles Kings were named coaches for the game on January 9, 2015.

On January 14, 2015, the league announced the captains for the game would be Jonathan Toews and Nick Foligno. Being a player for the hometown Columbus Blue Jackets, Foligno's team was the home team.

Drew Doughty and Patrick Kane served as assistant captains for Team Foligno while Ryan Getzlaf and Rick Nash served the same role for Team Toews.

A draft to select teams was held two days prior to the game on January 23, 2015. The captains and assistant captains from each team sat together and selected players throughout 18 rounds.

In past years, the last player picked would receive a new car; during this draft, the final two picks Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Filip Forsberg were voted onto their teams by online fan voting and as a result, both players received 2015 Honda Accords.

The rules during the draft required all goaltenders to have been selected by the end of the 10th round and all defensemen by the end of the 15th.

Team Foligno (Home)
Entry Nat. Player Team Pos. #
CUnited StatesFoligno, NickNick FolignoColumbus Blue JacketsLW71
AUnited StatesKane, PatrickPatrick KaneChicago BlackhawksRW88
ACanadaDoughty, DrewDrew DoughtyLos Angeles KingsD8
1CanadaJohansen, RyanRyan JohansenColumbus Blue JacketsC19
3CanadaKeith, DuncanDuncan KeithChicago BlackhawksD2
5Template:Country data SLOKopitar, AnzeAnze KopitarLos Angeles KingsC11
7CanadaStamkos, StevenSteven Stamkos Tampa Bay LightningC91
2 United StatesKessel, PhilPhil Kessel Template:Efn Toronto Maple LeafsRW81
11CanadaPrice, CareyCarey Price Montreal CanadiensG31
13CanadaGiroux, ClaudeClaude Giroux Philadelphia FlyersC28
15United StatesByfuglien, DustinDustin Byfuglien Winnipeg JetsD33
17CanadaFleury, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Fleury Pittsburgh PenguinsG29
19CanadaElliott, BrianBrian Elliott St. Louis BluesG1
21CanadaBurns, BrentBrent Burns San Jose SharksD88
23CanadaDrouin, JonathanJonathan Drouin Template:Efn Tampa Bay LightningLW27
23Czech RepublicSekac, JiriJiri Sekac Template:Efn Montreal CanadiensLW26
25United StatesShattenkirk, KevinKevin Shattenkirk St. Louis BluesD22
27United StatesRyan, BobbyBobby Ryan Ottawa SenatorsRW6
29Czech RepublicVrbata, RadimRadim Vrbata Vancouver CanucksRW17
31Template:Country data SWEEkman-Larsson, OliverOliver Ekman-Larsson Arizona CoyotesD23
33Template:Country data LATGirgensons, ZemgusZemgus Girgensons Buffalo SabresC28
35Template:Country data RUSOvechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin Washington CapitalsLW8
36CanadaNugent-Hopkins, RyanRyan Nugent-Hopkins Edmonton OilersC93
Team Toews (Away)
Entry Nat. Player Team Pos. #
CCanadaToews, JonathanJonathan Toews Chicago BlackhawksC19
ACanadaGetzlaf, RyanRyan GetzlafAnaheim DucksC15
ACanadaNash, RickRick NashNew York RangersLW61
9 CanadaSeguin, TylerTyler Seguin Template:Efn Dallas StarsC91
4 CanadaWeber, SheaShea WeberNashville PredatorsD6
6 Czech RepublicVoracek, JakubJakub VoracekPhiladelphia FlyersRW93
8 CanadaCrawford, CoreyCorey CrawfordChicago BlackhawksG50
10 Canada Tavares, JohnJohn Tavares New York Islanders C 91
12 Canada Luongo, RobertoRoberto Luongo Florida Panthers G 1
14 Canada Seabrook, BrentBrent Seabrook Chicago Blackhawks D 7
16 Template:Country data RUS Tarasenko, VladimirVladimir Tarasenko St. Louis Blues RW 91
18 Canada Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron Boston Bruins C 37
20 Template:Country data SVK Halak, JaroslavJaroslav Halak New York Islanders G 41
22 United States Gaudreau, JohnnyJohnny Gaudreau Calgary Flames LW 13
22 Canada Hoffman, MikeMike Hoffman Template:Efn Ottawa Senators LW 68
24 Canada Ekblad, AaronAaron Ekblad Florida Panthers D 5
26 Czech Republic Elias, PatrikPatrik Elias New Jersey Devils C 26
28 United States Suter, RyanRyan Suter Minnesota Wild D 20
30 Canada Giordano, MarkMark Giordano Calgary Flames D 5
32 United States Faulk, JustinJustin Faulk Carolina Hurricanes D 27
36 Template:Country data SWE Forsberg, FilipFilip Forsberg Nashville Predators C 9

RookiesEdit

The rookies only competed in the NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday, January 24, 2015 with the exception of Ekblad, Forsberg and Gaudreau, who were promoted to the All-Star Game as injury replacements.

All-Star Skills Competition Rookies
Nat. Player Team Pos. Num.
United States Gaudreau, JohnnyJohnny Gaudreau Calgary Flames LW 13
Czech Republic Sekac, JiriJiri Sekac Montreal Canadiens LW 26
Template:Country data SWE Forsberg, FilipFilip Forsberg Nashville Predators C 9
Canada Hoffman, MikeMike Hoffman Ottawa Senators LW 68
Canada Drouin, JonathanJonathan Drouin Tampa Bay Lightning LW 27
Canada Ekblad, AaronAaron Ekblad Florida Panthers D 5

Withdrawn PlayersEdit

Prior to the draft, seven players withdrew due to injuries.

Only six of seven withdrawn players were replaced by the beginning of the All-Star weekend, leaving an uneven amount of players to compete in the All-Star Game.

Ultimately, it was Team Toews who had one less player after the draft. Although Sidney Crosby originally did not have a replacement named, it was later decided that skills competition rookie Johnny Gaudreau would take his spot in the game.

Three withdrawn players were eventually replaced by rookies who were originally slated to only participate in the skills competitions, while four others were replaced by other NHL players assigned to the Game by the league.

On the day of the game, Tyler Johnson withdrew due to a lower-body injury; although already having been selected to Team Toews, a replacement was not named and the team's roster remained reduced by two players.

All-Star Game Withdrawn Players
Nat. Name Team Pos. Reason and replacement
Canada Pearson, TannerTanner Pearson Los Angeles Kings LW Broken leg, replaced by Jiri Sekac
United States Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard Detroit Red Wings G Groin injury, replaced by Marc-Andre Fleury
Template:Country data FIN Rinne, PekkaPekka Rinne Nashville Predators G Sprained knee, replaced by Jaroslav Halak
Template:Country data RUS Bobrovsky, SergeiSergei Bobrovsky Columbus Blue Jackets G Groin injury, replaced by Brian Elliott
Template:Country data RUS Malkin, EvgeniEvgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins C Lower-body injury, replaced by Filip Forsberg
Canada Crosby, SidneySidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins C Lower-body injury, replaced by Johnny Gaudreau
United States Johnson, ErikErik Johnson Colorado Avalanche D Lower-body injury, replaced by Aaron Ekblad
United States Johnson, TylerTyler Johnson Tampa Bay Lightning C Lower-body injury, no replacementTemplate:Efn

Game SummaryEdit

January 25, 2015

  • Team Toews: 17
  • Team Foligno: 12

The game was played from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., local Eastern Time. It was broadcast nationally in Canada on CBC and in the United States on NBCSN.

Locksley, Fall Out Boy and O.A.R. performed before the game and during intermissions one and two, respectively.

The referees for the game were Chris Rooney and Chris Lee, while Tony Sericolo and Steve Miller served as linesman

Team Toews won the game by a score of 17–12, setting a new record for most goals by a team in an All-Star Game, surpassing the previous record of 16 set in the 1993 game by the Wales Conference team.

Every skater on the winning team recorded at least one point during the game. The two teams combined for a total of 29 goals, besting the previous record of 26 set in the 2001 game between teams North America and World.

Another record broken was amount of second period goals, as the 11 total goals was one higher than the previous record of 10, achieved four times (most recently in 2009).

At the end of the game, Ryan Johansen of the hometown Columbus Blue Jackets won the most valuable player award by result of an online fan vote.

New York Islanders captain John Tavares scored four goals, becoming only the sixth player in All-Star game history to score that many in a game, and the first since Dany Heatley in 2003.

Jakub Voracek of the Philadelphia Flyers scored six points (three goals and three assists) which tied a record set by Mario Lemieux.

A record was also broken for quickest back-to-back goals by Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter and Flyers' captain Claude Giroux after they scored eight seconds apart.

Scoring summary
Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st period: Roberto Luongo (Team Toews) vs. Carey Price (Team Foligno)
Foligno Radim Vrbata (1) Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (1) 03:09 1–0 Foligno
Toews Ryan Getzlaf (1) Vladimir Tarasenko (1) and Justin Faulk (1) 06:33 1–1 Tie
Toews Jakub Voracek (1) Jonathan Toews (1) and Aaron Ekblad (1) 09:51 2–1 Toews
Foligno Ryan Johansen (1) Nick Foligno (1) and Kevin Shattenkirk (1) 11:05 2–2 Tie
Toews Patrice Bergeron (1) Tyler Seguin (1) and Patrik Elias (1) 12:17 3–2 Toews
Foligno Kevin Shattenkirk (1) Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (2) and Radim Vrbata (1) 14:48 3–3 Tie
Foligno Ryan Johansen (2) Alexander Ovechkin (1) and Dustin Byfuglien (1) 16:24 4–3 Foligno
Toews John Tavares (1) Patrice Bergeron (1) and Aaron Ekblad (2) 19:03 4–4 Tie
2nd period: Corey Crawford (Team Toews) vs. Marc-Andre Fleury (Team Foligno)
Toews Ryan Suter (1) Vladimir Tarasenko (2) and Tyler Seguin (2) 00:24 5–4 Toews
Foligno Claude Giroux (1) Patrick Kane (1) 00:32 5–5 Tie
Toews Tyler Seguin (1) Ryan Getzlaf (1) and Vladimir Tarasenko (3) 01:22 6–5 Toews
Foligno Steven Stamkos (1) Duncan Keith (1) 02:27 6–6 Tie
Toews Rick Nash (1) Jonathan Toews (2) and Jakub Voracek (1) 04:08 7–6 Toews
Toews Filip Forsberg (1) Johnny Gaudreau (1) and Patrik Elias (2) 05:56 8–6 Toews
Toews John Tavares (2) Patrice Bergeron (2) and Justin Faulk (2) 08:16 9–6 Toews
Toews Jakub Voracek (2) Jonathan Toews (3) and Aaron Ekblad (3) 09:22 10–6 Toews
Foligno Nick Foligno (1) Ryan Johansen (1) and Alexander Ovechkin (2) 11:59 10–7 Toews
Foligno Steven Stamkos (2) Bobby Ryan (1) 16:35 10–8 Toews
Toews John Tavares (3) Patrice Bergeron (3) 19:00 11–8 Toews
3rd period: Jaroslav Halak (Team Toews) vs. Brian Elliot (Team Foligno)
Toews Rick Nash (2) Mark Giordano (1) and Jakub Voracek (2) 01:29 12–8 Toews
Foligno Patrick Kane (1) Claude Giroux (1) and Drew Doughty (1) 02:15 12–9 Toews
Toews John Tavares (4) Patrice Bergeron (4) and Brent Seabrook (1) 06:13 13–9 Toews
Toews Jakub Voracek (3) Jonathan Toews (4) and Aaron Ekblad (4) 07:30 14–9 Toews
Foligno Bobby Ryan (1) Steven Stamkos (1) and Oliver Ekman-Larsson (1) 08:23 14–10 Toews
Toews Tyler Seguin (2) Vladimir Tarasenko (4) and Shea Weber (1) 09:26 15–10 Toews
Foligno Patrick Kane (2) Brent Burns (1) and Claude Giroux (2) 13:09 15–11 Toews
Toews Jonathan Toews (1) Ryan Suter (1) 14:21 16–11 Toews
Toews Filip Forsberg (2) Johnny Gaudreau (2) and Jakub Voracek (3) 16:40 17–11 Toews
Foligno Brent Burns (1) Alexander Ovechkin (3) and Ryan Johansen (2) 18:20 17–12 Toews
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st None
2nd None
3rd None
Shots by period
Team 1 2 3 Total
Toews 16 16 15 47
Foligno 17 18 10 45
Power play opportunities
Goals/Opportunities
Toews 0/0
Foligno 0/0
MVP selection
Team Player Statistics
Foligno Ryan Johansen 2 Goals, 2 Assists

All-Star Game Records setEdit

The following record were set during the game:

  • Most goals by a single team: 17, Team Toews (previously 16)
  • Most goals scored in total: 29 (previously 26)
  • Most goals in a single period: 11 (previously 10)
  • Most goals in a single period by one team: 7, Team Toews, 2nd period (tied with Team Wales, 1990, 1st period)
  • Most goals by a single player: 4, John Tavares (tied with Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Vincent Damphousse, Mike Gartner and Dany Heatley)
  • Most points by a single player: 6, Jakub Voracek (tied with Mario Lemieux)
  • Fastest back-to-back goals
  • Fastest 3 goals scored
  • Fastest 4 goals scored
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