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50th National Hockey League All-Star Game

50th NHL All-Star Game
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123 Total
World 324 9
North America 220 4
Date February 6, 2000
Arena Air Canada Centre
City Toronto, Ontario
MVP 23x15px Pavel Bure (Florida)
Attendance 19,300
← 1999 2001 →

The 50th National Hockey League All-Star Game was part of the 1999–2000 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, and an exhibition game between the Canadian and American women's national teams on February 3. The Heroes of Hockey game and the Skills Competition were held on February 5. 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 National Hockey League 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 Competition

In the Skills Competition, the World All-Stars would win their third-straight skills competition. In the individual events, the 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, the St. Louis Blues' Al MacInnis won his fourth-straight Hardest Shot event, which was also his sixth all-time victory in the event, and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim's Paul Kariya would win his second-straight Puck Control Relay event.

Individual event winners

The game

The Florida Panthers' Pavel Bure and his brother, the 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 and Henri Richard hooked up for an All-Star goal. Pavel Bure would become the first Russian-born player to win All-Star MVP honors.

Boxscore

North America World
Final score 4 9
Head coach 23x15px Pat Quinn (Toronto Maple Leafs) 23x15px Scotty Bowman (Detroit Red Wings)
Assistant coach 23x15px Roger Neilson (Philadelphia Flyers) 23x15px 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

Notes

See also