2020 NHL All-Star Game Recap

Tonight the 2020 NHL All-Star Game took place from the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri.  Once again, the All-Star Game had its 3-on-3 tournament format that was introduced beginning with the 2016 edition.

The games tonight will consist of 20 minute games with both teams switching ends at the 10 minute mark.

 

The first game of the night took place between the Metropolitan Division and the Atlantic Division.

 

 

 

 

 

The Metropolitan Division roster consisted of:

Head coach: Todd Reirden, Washington Capitals
Player Team Pos.
Kris Letang† (C) Pittsburgh Penguins D
Mathew Barzal New York Islanders F
Nico Hischier‡ New Jersey Devils F
Travis Konecny Philadelphia Flyers F
Chris Kreider* New York Rangers F
T. J. Oshie~ Washington Capitals F
John Carlson Washington Capitals D
Seth Jones Columbus Blue Jackets D
Jaccob Slavin^ Carolina Hurricanes D
Braden Holtby Washington Capitals G
Tristan Jarry# Pittsburgh Penguins G
Alexander Ovechkin (C) (Washington Capitals) opted to abstain from the game to rest.
~ Voted “Last Man In”.
† Replaced Jake Guentzel (Pittsburgh Penguins) due to injury.
‡ Replaced Kyle Palmieri (New Jersey Devils) due to injury.
* Replaced Artemi Panarin (New York Rangers) due to injury.
^ Replaced Dougie Hamilton (Carolina Hurricanes) due to injury.
# Replaced Joonas Korpisalo (Columbus Blue Jackets) due to injury.

The Atlantic Division roster consisted of:

 

Head coach: Bruce Cassidy, Boston Bruins
Player Team Pos.
David Pastrnak (C) Boston Bruins F
Tyler Bertuzzi Detroit Red Wings F
Anthony Duclair Ottawa Senators F
Jack Eichel Buffalo Sabres F
Jonathan Huberdeau Florida Panthers F
Mitch Marner~ Toronto Maple Leafs F
Brady Tkachuk† Ottawa Senators F
Victor Hedman Tampa Bay Lightning D
Shea Weber Montreal Canadiens D
Frederik Andersen Toronto Maple Leafs G
Andrei Vasilevskiy‡ Tampa Bay Lightning G
~ Voted “Last Man In”.
† Replaced Auston Matthews (Toronto Maple Leafs) due to injury (still attended All-Star weekend).
‡ Replaced Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins), who opted to abstain from the game to rest.

1st Period:

ATL Division Goal:  David Pastrnak (1) assisted by Victor Hedman (1)  —  00:26

ATL Division Goal:  Shea Weber (1) assisted by Tyler Bertuzzi (1) and Anthony Duclair (1)    —  00:49

MET Division Goal:  John Carlson (1) assisted by Matthew Barzal (1) and TJ Oshie (1)   —  02:13

MET Division Goal:  Nico Hischier (1) assisted by Seth Jones (1) and Travis Konecny (1)  —  03:38

MET Division Goal:  TJ Oshie (1) assisted by Nico Hischier (1) and Seth Jones (2)  —  05:29

MET Division Goal:  Seth Jones (1) assisted by Travis Konecny (2) and Nico Hischier (2)  –06:04

ATL Division Goal:  Anthony Duclair (1) assisted by Tyler Bertuzzi (2) and Shea Weber (1)  —  06:20

ATL Division Goal:  David Pastrnak (2) assisted by Victor Hedman (2) and Jack Eichel (1)   —  08:28

End of 1st Period:

MET ATL
Score 4 4
Face-offs 06 04
Power Plays 0/0 0/0
Shots 09 09
Hits 00 01

2nd Period:

MET Division Goal:  Nico Hischier (2) assisted by Travis Konecny (3)  —  02:50

ATL Division Goal:  Jonathan Huberdeau (1) assisted by Brady Tkachuk (1)  —  04:48

ATL Division Goal:  Victor Hedman (1) assisted by Jack Eichel (2) and David Pastrnak (1)    —  05:47

ATL Division Goal: Anthony Duclair (2) assisted by Tyler Bertuzzi (3) — 06:07

ATL Division EN Goal:  David Pastrnak (3) assisted by Victor Hedman (3) and Jack Eichel (3)  —  09:05

ATL Division Goal:  Anthony Duclair (3) assisted by Tyler Bertuzzi (4)  —  09:29

End of Metropolitan vs. Atlantic game Stats

MET ATL
Score 5 9
Face-offs 16 05
Power Plays 0/0 0/0
Shots 16 22
Hits 00 01

The second contest of the night pitted the Pacific Division against the Central Division:

The Pacific Division roster consisted of:

Head coach: Rick Tocchet, Arizona Coyotes¤
Player Team Pos.
Connor McDavid (C) Edmonton Oilers F
Leon Draisaitl Edmonton Oilers F
Tomas Hertl† San Jose Sharks F
Anze Kopitar Los Angeles Kings F
Max Pacioretty‡ Vegas Golden Knights F
Elias Pettersson Vancouver Canucks F
Matthew Tkachuk Calgary Flames F
Mark Giordano Calgary Flames D
Quinn Hughes~ Vancouver Canucks D
Jacob Markstrom* Vancouver Canucks G
David Rittich^ Calgary Flames G
~ Voted “Last Man In”.
† Replaced Logan Couture (San Jose Sharks) due to injury.
‡ Replaced Jakob Silfverberg (Anaheim Ducks), who was excused from the game due to the birth of his child.
* Replaced Marc-André Fleury (Vegas Golden Knights), who opted to abstain from the game to rest.
^ Replaced Darcy Kuemper (Arizona Coyotes) due to injury.
¤ Replaced Gerard Gallant, who was fired from the Vegas Golden Knights.

The Central Division roster consisted of:

Head coach: Craig Berube, St. Louis Blues
Player Team Pos.
Nathan MacKinnon (C) Colorado Avalanche F
Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks F
Ryan O’Reilly St. Louis Blues F
David Perron~ St. Louis Blues F
Mark Scheifele Winnipeg Jets F
Tyler Seguin Dallas Stars F
Eric Staal Minnesota Wild F
Roman Josi Nashville Predators D
Alex Pietrangelo St. Louis Blues D
Jordan Binnington St. Louis Blues G
Connor Hellebuyck Winnipeg Jets G

 

1st Period:

PAC Division Goal:  Matthew Tkachuk (1) assisted by Quinn Hughes (1)  —  02:12

PAC Division Goal:  Leon Draisaitl (1) assisted by Matthew Tkachuk (1) and Quinn Hughes (2)  —  02:59

PAC Division Goal:  Tomas Hertl (1) assisted by Anze Kopitar (1)  —  04:42

CEN Division Goal:  Mark Scheifele (1) assisted by Roman Josi (1) and Tyler Seguin (1)  —  05:09

CEN Division Goal:  David Perron (1) assisted by Alex Pietrangelo (1) and Ryan O’Reilly (1)  —  07:04

CEN Division Goal:  Patrick Kane (1) unassisted —  07:18

PAC Division Goal:  Quinn Hughes (1) assisted by Matthew Tkachuk (2)  —  09:06

CEN Division Goal:  Tyler Seguin (1) assisted by Mark Scheifele (1) and Roman Josi (2)  —  09:39

 

End of 1st Period:

PAC CEN
Score 4 4
Face-offs 02 09
Power Plays 0/0 0/0
Shots 12 07
Hits 00 00

2nd Period:

PAC Division Goal: Leon Draisaitl (2) assisted by Connor McDavid (1) and Mark Giordano (1)  —  00:46

CEN Division Goal:  Patrick Kane (2) assisted by Nathan MacKinnon (1)  —  01:37

PAC Division Goal:  Matthew Tkachuk (2) assisted by Quinn Hughes (3) and Elias Pettersson (1)  —  02:42

PAC Division Goal:  Leon Draisaitl (3) assisted by Connor McDavid (2)  —  03:34

PAC Division Goal:  Tomas Hertl (2) assisted by Max Pacioretty (1) and Anze Kopitar (2)  —  04:45

PAC Division Goal:  Tomas Hertl (3) assisted by Connor McDavid (3) and Leon Draisaitl (1) —  07:06

PAC Division Goal:  Tomas Hertl (4) assisted by Anze Kopitar (3) and Max Pacioretty (2)  —  08:56

 

End of Pacific vs. Central game Stats

PAC CEN
Score 10 5
Face-offs 07 13
Power Plays 0/0 0/0
Shots 28 17
Hits 0 0

 

 

 

 

The Championship Game pitted the Atlantic Division against Pacific Division for the $1 Million prize

1st Period:

ATL Division Goal:  Victor Hedman (2) assisted by David Pastrnak (2) and Jack Eichel (4)   —  00:24

ATL Division Goal:  Jonathan Huberdeau (2) assisted by Brady Tkachuk (2) and Mitchell Marner (1)  —  01:29

PAC Division Goal:  Max Pacioretty (1) assisted by Anze Kopitar (4) —  06:05

ATL Division Goal:  David Pastrnak (4) assisted by Jonathan Huberdeau (1) and Frederik Andersen (1)  —  09:13
End of 1st Period:

ATL PAC
Score 3 1
Face-offs 04 04
Power Plays 0/0 0/0
Shots 07 09
Hits 00 00

2nd Period:

PAC Division Goal:  Elias Pettersson (1) assisted by Matthew Tkachuk (3) and Quinn Hughes (4)  —  01:37

PAC Division Goal:  Leon Draisaitl (4) assisted by Mark Giordano (2)  —  01:44

ATL Division Goal:  Tyler Bertuzzi (1) assisted by Anthony Duclair (2) and Shea Weber (2)  —  03:15

PAC Division Goal:  Elias Pettersson (2) assisted by Quinn Hughes (5) and Matthew Tkachuk (4)  —  05:04

PAC Division Goal:  Tomas Hertl (5) assisted by Leon Draisaitl (2) and Connor McDavid (4)  —  07:24
End of Atlantic vs. Pacific game Stats

ATL PAC
Score 4 5
Face-offs 06 10
Power Plays 0/0 0/0
Shots 11 20
Hits 0 0

 

 

Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak would go on to be named the 2020 NHL All-Star Game Most Valuable Player with a performance.

 

For winning the final, the Pacific Division would also go on to win the $1 million prize.

 

Also, this would be the Pacific Division’s third win (2016 and 2018) since the All-Star Game moved to the divisional 3-on-3 tournament.

 

 

 

Recaps:

The Atlantic Division downed the Metropolitan Division by the score of 9-5, thanks to three goals from Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak and Ottawa Senators forward Anthony Duclair.

 

The Pacific Division would double up the Central Division by the score of 10-5, thanks to a four-goal performance by San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl.

 

The Pacific Division would go on to win the tournament with the 5-4 win over the Atlantic thanks to a two goal performance by Vancouver Canucks forward Elias Pettersson as well as goals by Max Pacioretty, Leon Draisaitl and Tomas Hertl.

 

 

The NHL Regular Season will resume with action Monday evening.

The 2021 NHL All-Star Game will be hosted by the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on Saturday, January 30.

 

 

 

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