15th National Hockey League All-Star Game

The 15th National Hockey League All-Star Game took place at Chicago Stadium on October 7, 1961. The NHL All-Stars defeated the hometown Chicago Black Hawks 3–1.[1]

15th NHL All-Star Game
123 Total
All-Stars 120 3
Chicago Black Hawks 010 1
DateOctober 7, 1961
ArenaChicago Stadium
 1960 1962 

Red Wing Line Leads Stars to Victory

The Detroit Red Wings' line of Gordie Howe, Alex Delvecchio and Norm Ullman opened and closed the scoring, as the NHL All-Stars toppled the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Black Hawks 3-1 before a record crowd of 14,534 spectators. Delvecchio opened the scoring twelve minutes into the first period on assists from Howe and Ullman, and Howe closed the scoring twelve minutes into the second period on assists from Delvecchio and Ullman. Don McKenney of the Boston Bruins also scored for the All-Stars, while Eric Nesterenko beat Toronto Maple Leafs' Johnny Bower for Chicago's only goal.[1]

Game summary

[1]Chicago Black HawksAll-Stars
Final score13
Head coachRudy PilousSid Abel (Detroit Red Wings)
Lineup First team All-Stars:

Second team All-Stars:

Other players:

Scoring summary
  • Nesterenko (Pilote, Hull) 6:26 second (power-play)
  • Delvecchio (Howe, Ullman) 11:37 first
  • McKenney (Bathgate, Pronovost) 2:37 second
  • Howe (Delvecchio, Ullman) 11:38 second
  • Hay 15:02 first
  • Vasko 19:15 first
  • Nesterenko 7:36 second
  • Nesterenko 7:36 second
  • Nesterenko 16:21 second
  • Pilote 1:38 third
  • Hull 19:24 third
  • Mahovlich 8:26 first
  • Goyette 4:46 second
  • Mahovlich 7:36 second
  • Mahovlich 7:36 second
  • McKenney 19:47 second
  • Richard 11:49 third
Win/LossGlenn HallJohnny Bower
Shots on goal


  1. Hollander, Zander (1983). The Complete Encyclopedia of Hockey. Toronto: Doubleday Canada. ISBN 0-385-19185-5.
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