This Day In Sports History (January 19th) – NHL All-Star Game

It was on this day in 1991 that the 42nd annual NHL All-Star Game took place at Chicago Stadium, home of the Chicago Blackhawks.  The game featured the best players from the Wales Conference playing against the best from the Campbell Conference.

The Campbell Conference would go on to win the game 11-5, led by Toronto Maple Leafs left winger Vincent Damphousse who scored four goals, with three of them coming in the third period.  Damphousse was named the game’s Most Valuable Player and joined Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux as the only men to score four times in a single All-Star game.  St. Louis Blues center Adam Oates recorded five points (1 goal, 4 assists) as he was a replacement for teammate Brett Hull, who was unable to play due to injury.

This season’s All-Star Game is set for Sunday, January 29 in Ottawa, and it should be a good one.

Here is the National Anthem from the 1991 NHL All-Star Game.

Notable Birthdays

Walter Jones, NFL – Born January 19th 1974 (age 38) in Aliceville, Alabama

Mike Komisarek, NHL – Born January 19th 1982 (age 30) in West Islip, New York

Thomas Vanek, NHL – Born January 19th 1984 (age 28) in  Baden Bei Wien, Austria

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