Sunday, February 02, 2003

The 53rd Annual NHL All-Star Game in Florida was a huge success!!

The first period was missed due to my covering the Penn State Wrestling on WRSC, but I did get to see the better part of the show. Danny Heatly of the Atlanta Thrashers (ick!) scored 4 goals and became the youngest player by one day to have done that in an All-Star game. The action was really fast and ended with a fantastic display of goalie saves that took a 4-4 tie into overtime. Even the casual fan could tell that the players were actually getting into it and tried their best to get the game winning goal. Both Marty Turco of the Dallas Stars and Patrick Lalime of the Ottawa Senators were phenominal in goal in the third period. My boy Marian Gaborik even had a chance for the game winner at the very end, but clanked it off the post.

It took a shootout to determine the winner! Three of the five Western Stars had scored for their Conference to secure the game victory, but Danny Heatly had the last laugh. With a toothless grin, he won the MVP and a new Chevy Blazer.

I'm going to look forward to going next year to Minnesota!!
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