TEAM TOEWS TRIUMPHS IN HIGHEST-SCORING NHL ALL-STAR GAME
Team Toews, under team captain Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks, scored a record-setting goal total in a 17-12 win over Team Foligno, led by Nick Foligno of the host Columbus Blue Jackets, in the highest-scoring NHL All-Star Game in history.
Team Toews' 17 goals are the most ever scored by one team in an NHL All-Star Game, one more than the Prince of Wales Conference's total in a 16-6 win over the Clarence Campbell Conference in 1993 at Montreal.
Most Goals, One Team, One All-Star Game:
17 - Team Toews 17, Team Foligno 12, January 25, 2015 at Columbus
16 - Wales 16, Campbell 6, February 6, 1993 at Montreal.
14 - North America 14, World 12, February 4, 2001 at Colorado. The teams' combined 29 goals also set an All-Star Game record: Most Goals, Both Teams, One All-Star Game
29 - Team Toews 17, Team Foligno 12, January 25, 2015 at Columbus.
26 - North America 14, World 12, February 4, 2001, at Colorado.
23 - Eastern 12, Western 11, January 25, 2009, at Montreal.
22 - Wales 16, Campbell 6, February 6, 1993, at Montreal.
21 - Chara 12, Alfredsson 9, January 29, 2012, at Ottawa.
21 - Lidstrom 11, Staal 10, January 30, 2011, at Carolina.
21 - Western 12, Eastern 9, January 24, 2007, at Dallas.
BLUE JACKETS' JOHANSEN NAMED NHL ALL-STAR GAME MVP
Ryan Johansen (Team Foligno) of the All-Star host Columbus Blue Jackets was named MVP of the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game, determined by fans in-arena via a Twitter vote. Johansen receives a 2015 Honda Accord EX-L, made in Ohio.
Johansen, the first overall selection by Columbus linemate and Team Foligno captain Nick Foligno in the 2015 NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft presented by DraftKings on Friday night, tallied two goals and two assists and fired a game-high seven shots on goal in his NHL All-Star Game debut.
The last player to win NHL All-Star Game MVP honors in front of his home fans was Canadiens forward Alex Kovalev, in 2009 in Montreal.
TAVARES TIES ALL-STAR RECORD WITH FOUR GOALS
John Tavares (Team Toews) tied an NHL All-Star Game record with four goals, last achieved by Dany Heatley in 2003.
Most Goals, One All-Star Game:
4 John Tavares (Team Toews), January 25, 2015, at Columbus.
Dany Heatley (Eastern), February 2, 2003, at Florida. Mike Gartner (Wales), February 6, 1993, at Montreal.
Vincent Damphousse (Campbell), January 19, 1991, at Chicago. Mario Lemieux (Wales), January 21, 1990, at Pittsburgh.
Wayne Gretzky (Campbell), February 8, 1983, at NY Islanders.
VORACEK TIES ALL-STAR POINTS MARK
Jakub Voracek (Team Toews) tied an NHL All-Star Game record with six points, achieved just once previously (Mario Lemieux, 3G-3A, in 1988).
Most Points, One All-Star Game:
- Jakub Voracek, Team Toews, 2015 (3G-3A)
- Mario Lemieux, Wales, 1988 (3G-3A)
- Jonathan Toews, Team Toews, 2015 (1G-4A)
- Patrice Bergeron, Team Toews, 2015 (1G-4A)
- Mats Naslund, Wales, 1988 (5A)
- Adam Oates, Campbell, 1991 (1G-4A)
- Mike Gartner, Wales, 1993 (4G-1A)
- Mark Recchi, Wales, 1993 (1G-4A)
- Pierre Turgeon, Wales, 1993 (3G-2A)
- Bill Guerin, North America, 2001 (3G-2A)
- Dany Heatley, East, 2003 (4G-1A)
- Daniel Briere, East, 2007 (1G-4A)
OTHER ALL-STAR NOTABLES:
Team Toews scored seven goals in the second period, tying an NHL All-Star Game record for most goals in a single period (Prince of Wales, first period, 1990).
Team Toews (7) and Team Foligno (4) combined for a record-setting 11 goals in the second period. The previous mark was 10 (set four times, most recently in 2009 at Montreal).
Ryan Suter (Team Toews) and Claude Giroux (Team Foligno) scored eight seconds apart in the second period to tie All-Star records for the fastest two goals by one team/both teams.
The three combined goals by Suter, Giroux and Tyler Seguin (Team Toews) 58 seconds apart early in the second period were the second-fastest trio of goals in All-Star history.
Team Toews and Team Foligno combined for four goals in a span of 2:03 in the second period, setting an All-Star Game record (Suter, Giroux, Seguin, Steven Stamkos, Team Foligno).
Team Toews teammates John Tavares (four goals) and Jakub Voracek (three goals) recorded hat tricks, marking the first time since 1997 that multiple hat tricks were tallied in an All-Star contest (Mark Recchi and Owen Nolan). Tavares and Voracek are the second pair of All-Star teammates with hat tricks in the same game (Prince of Wales Conference's Mike Gartner and Pierre Turgeon, 1993).
Defenseman Mark Giordano (Team Toews) led all players with a +6 rating, followed by teammate Patrik Elias (+5).
All 17 skaters on Team Toews recorded at least one point and one shot on goal. Fourteen recorded multiple points.
Thirty-two of 35 position players tallied at least one point.
In the highest-scoring All-Star Game in history, goaltender Corey Crawford (Team Toews) blocked
14 of 18 shots in the second period, registering the most saves among the six netminders.
Team Toews assistant captain Rick Nash tallied a pair of goals, lifting his career All-Star Game totals to 9-5--14 in six games. Nash's nine career All-Star goals are tied for fourth all-time with Teemu Selanne, trailing Wayne Gretzky (13), Mario Lemieux (13) and Gordie Howe (10).
Four players on Team Toews recorded four assists, one shy of the All-Star single-game record set by Mats Naslund in 1988. Team Toews players with four assists were captain Jonathan Toews, Patrice Bergeron, Aaron Ekblad and Vladimir Tarasenko.
Despite the record-setting goal total, the teams' combined shots on goal of 92 (47 for Team
Toews, 45 for Team Foligno) was 10 shy of the All-Star Game record of 102 (1994, 2009)
TENS OF THOUSANDS PACK 2015 NHL FAN FAIR
33,500 people visited 2015 NHL Fan Fair, the three-day, family-friendly official fan festival of the 2015 NHL All-Star festivities in Columbus which occupied more than 200,000 square feet of the Greater Columbus Convention Center from Friday through Sunday.