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Timonen, Trotz help lead West to victory

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators

Kimmo Timonen
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Nashville captain Kimmo Timonen was on the winning Western Conference squad Wednesday.

Kimmo Timonen and the Western Conference All-Stars skated to a 12-9 victory over the Eastern Conference in the 2007 NHL All-Star Game on Wednesday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. With Barry Trotz behind the bench as an assistant coach for the Western Conference, the West pounced on the East with six goals in the second period and never looked back.


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Timonen, who was playing in his second career All-Star Game, logged 18:18 of ice time. The Buffalo Sabres' Daniel Briere was named the game's MVP after collecting a goal and four assists. Former Nashville Predator and current Phoenix Coyotes center Yanic Perreault picked up two goals in his first All-Star appearance.

It was sweet revenge for the West All-Stars who were defeated by the East in a couple of competitions the previous night. The Young Stars East defeated the Young Stars West, featuring Nashville Predators Shea Weber and Alexander Radulov, 9-8 in the Young Stars Game on Tuesday night. Following the YoungStars Game, the Eastern Conference defeated the Western Conference 15-11 in the NHL All-Star Skills Competition.

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