Alex Kovalev lets fly during the first period of tonight’s 57th NHL All-Star Game.
John Kenney, Gazette
What were you expecting, a defensive struggle?
Dekes, playground moves, no hitting, no D … and no chance we’ll see any hockey likes this during the rest of the regular season or – heaven forfend! – the playoffs.
MVP Alex Kovalev two goals, an assist, seven shots on goal and won a Honda truck and a tribute from the East’s starting goaltender:
"Kovy’s made for a game like this," said Carey Price.
Hometown hope Vincent Lecavalier had four shots on goal … but missed to start the shootout.
Mike Komisarek got his name on the scoresheet by taking the game’s only penalty.
Here’s some audio from the winners’ room: