Hockey Night in Canada podcast: The greatest all-star game moments
Rob Pizzo talks to former HNIC reporter Scott Russell about his all-star game memories
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It's all-star weekend on this week's episode of the Hockey Night In Canada podcast. The first "official" all-star game was held in 1947 and became an annual tradition where the defending Stanley Cup champions took on a group of all-stars from around the league.
Since then, there have been various format changes which brought numerous memorable moments like Gordie Howe returning to Detroit in 1980 to a very long standing ovation, Wayne Gretzky scoring four goals in the third period of the 1983 all-star game and Owen Nolan calling his goal against Dominik Hasek in the 1997 game, just to name a few.
Former Hockey Night In Canada reporter Scott Russell, who was a broadcaster at 10 all-star games, joins us to discuss his favourite moments.
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And Ice Level reporter Sophia Jurksztowicz talks to San Jose Sharks president John Tortora about hosting their second all-star game and what it means to their fan base.
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