The 39th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in the St. Louis Arena in St. Louis on February 9, 1988….which is home to the St. Louis Blues….as Pittsburgh Penguins’ center 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 with four points….as Montreal Canadiens’ leftwinger Mats Naslund earned an assist on all three of Lemieux’s goals….while adding 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….with 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.
For any and all NHL fans, this video is truly MUST SEE TV….as the viewers get to see a game that includes such great players with the likes of Wayne Gretzky, Grant Fuhr, Kevin Lowe, Jari Kurri, Luc Robitaille, Glenn Anderson, Dale Hawerchuk, Mark Messier, Denis Savard, Steve Yzerman, Gary Suter and Joe Nieuwendyk for the Wales Conference…..with Paul Coffey, Ron Hextall, Michel Goulet, Mario Lemieux, Ray Bourque, Mark Howe, Denis Potvin, Cam Neely, Mike Gartner, Pat LaFontaine, Dave Poulin, Mats Naslund, Peter Stastny, Tomas Sandstrom and Patrick Roy…..as it just doesn’t get any better than this.