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 business

Clarence Campbell, president of the NHL, announced that the NHL was holding the game in Boston in 1971, in Minnesota in 1972, and New York City in 1973. He also announced that the NHL would be expanding to Buffalo and Vancouver for next season.[1]

The game

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


#ScoreTeamGoalscorer (assist(s))Time
First period
EastGoaltender in: Giacomin0:00
WestGoaltender in: Parent0:00
11–0EastGoal: Laperriere (unassisted)0:20
21–1WestGoal: Prentice (Berenson, Woytowich)0:37
1–1EastPenalty: Park1:52
1–1WestPenalty: St. Marseille6:00
32–1EastGoal: Howe (Hull, Lemaire) PPG7:20
Second period
43–1EastGoal: Hull (Brewer)1:53
54–1EastGoal: Tkaczuk (McKenzie, Bucyk)9:37
4–1EastGoaltender out: Giacomin
Goaltender in: Esposito
4–1WestGoaltender out: Parent
Goaltender in: Plante
4–1WestPenalty: Woytowich15:47
Third period
4–1WestPenalty: Woytowich2:12


  • 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 lineups

East Division All-Stars

# Nat. Player Pos. Team
1Ed GiacominNew York Rangers
30Tony EspositoChicago Black Hawks
2Jacques LaperriereMontreal Canadiens
3Brad ParkNew York Rangers
4Bobby OrrBoston Bruins
5Carl BrewerDetroit Red Wings
18Serge SavardMontreal Canadiens
7Phil EspositoCBoston Bruins
8Johnny BucykLWBoston Bruins
9Gordie HoweRWDetroit Red Wings
10Jean RatelleCNew York Rangers
11Walt TkaczukCNew York Rangers
12Ron EllisRWToronto Maple Leafs
14Dave KeonCToronto Maple Leafs
15Jacques LemaireLWMontreal Canadiens
16Bobby HullLWChicago Black Hawks
17Rod GilbertRWNew York Rangers
21John McKenzieRWBoston Bruins
27Frank MahovlichLWDetroit Red Wings

West Division All-Stars

# Nat. Player Pos. Team
29Bernie ParentPhiladelphia Flyers
30Jacques PlanteSt. Louis Blues
2Bill WhiteLos Angeles Kings
4Carol VadnaisOakland Seals
5Bob WoytowichPittsburgh Penguins
6Harry HowellOakland Seals
8Barclay PlagerSt. Louis Blues
7Red BerensonCSt. Louis Blues
9Frank St. MarseilleRWSt. Louis Blues
10Bobby ClarkeCPhiladelphia Flyers
11J. P. PariseLWMinnesota North Stars
12Dean PrenticeLWPittsburgh Penguins
14Jim RobertsRWSt. Louis Blues
15Danny O'SheaCMinnesota North Stars
16Claude LaroseRWMinnesota North Stars
17Gary SabourinRWSt. Louis Blues
20Ab McDonaldLWSt. Louis Blues
21Bill GoldsworthyRWMinnesota North Stars
22Danny GrantLWMinnesota North Stars

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

Source: Podnieks[4]

See also


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