39th National Hockey League All-Star Game

The 39th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in the St. Louis Arena in St. Louis, home to the St. Louis Blues, on February 9, 1988.

39th NHL All-Star Game
123OT Total
Wales 1311 6
Campbell 2120 5
DateFebruary 9, 1988
ArenaSt. Louis Arena
CitySt. Louis
MVPMario Lemieux (Pittsburgh)
 1986 1989 

Lemieux makes his mark

Pittsburgh Penguins' centremen Mario Lemieux recorded six points (3–3–6) and scored the game-winner in overtime to lead the Wales Conference to a thrilling 6–5 victory. Lemieux's six points broke the previous record for most points in an All-Star Game, which was previously held by six players (four points). Montreal Canadiens' leftwinger Mats Naslund earned an assist on all three of Lemieux's goals and added two more to set an All-Star Game record with five assists.


The NHL returned to the All-Star uniform design worn before Rendez-Vous '87, but replaced the conference names on the front with the NHL shield. A patch featuring the logo of the All-Star Game replaced the smaller NHL shield on the left shoulder. In addition, the block shadow typeface for the names and numerals was replaced with simple black letters and numbers, except for on the black sleeve sections of the orange jersey worn by the Wales team, where the numbers were white instead.

Team rosters

Campbell ConferenceWales Conference
Head coach Glen Sather (Edmonton Oilers) Mike Keenan (Philadelphia Flyers)
Honorary captain Bob Plager
Al Arbour
Lineup Starting lineup:


Starting lineup:


Game summary

Campbell ConferenceWales Conference
Final score56 (OT)
First period
  • Hawerchuk (Bellows, Nieuwendyk) 3:25
  • Gretzky (Probert) 18:46
  • Sandstrom (Lemieux, Naslund) 14:45
  • Potvin, holding 10:11
Second period
  • Robitaille (Savard, Lowe) 15:09
  • Gartner (Lemieux) 4:28
  • Stastny (Lemieux, Naslund) 10:08 (PPG)
  • Lemieux (Naslund) 11:34
  • McCrimmon, tripping 8:47
  • LaFontaine, tripping 7:27
Third period
  • Savard (Robitaille, Anderson) 5:19
  • Robitaille (Anderson, Savard) 16:28
  • Lemieux (Naslund, Dineen) 8:07
  • Bellows, hooking 2:53
First overtime
  • Lemieux (Naslund, Dineen) 1:08 (GWG)
Shots on goal 14–6–10–0–30 9–13–12–1–35
Win/LossL - Mike VernonW - Patrick Roy


  • ^1 Bob Plager's brother, Barclay Plager, was also named honorary captain, but he died three days before the All-Star Game from a brain hemorrhage due to a brain tumour, on February 6. A moment of silence in his honor occurred before the start of the game.
  • ^2 Doug Wilson was unable to start the game and was replaced by Al MacInnis in the starting lineup.

See also

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