23rd National Hockey League All-Star Game

The 23rd National Hockey League 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.

23rd NHL All-Star Game
123 Total
East 220 4
West 100 1
DateJanuary 20, 1970
ArenaSt. Louis Arena
CitySt. Louis
MVPBobby Hull (Chicago)
← 1969 1971 →

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

League businessEdit

Clarence Campbell, president of the NHL, announced that the NHL All-Star Game will be held in Boston in 1971, in Minnesota in 1972, and in New York City in 1973. He also announced that the NHL would expand to Buffalo and Vancouver for the next season.[1]

The gameEdit

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.[2] Brad Park, Bobby Clarke and Tony Esposito were the only three players making their first appearance in the game. Clarke was substituting for Phil Goyette, who had a knee injury.[3]


# 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 (Hull, Lemaire) PPG 7:20
Second period
4 3–1 East Goal: 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 Bechard, Matt Pavelich

Source: Podnieks[4]

Team lineupsEdit

East Division All-StarsEdit

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

West Division All-StarsEdit

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

C = center; LW/RW = left wing/right wing.

Source: Podnieks[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Podnieks 2000, p. 111.
  2. ^ Podnieks 2000, p. 110.
  3. ^ Podnieks 2000, p. 112.
  4. ^ a b Podnieks 2000, p. 113.
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2000). The NHL All-Star Game: 50 years of tradition. Toronto: HarperCollins. ISBN 0-00-200058-X.