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1977 All-Star Game

1976-77

Hartford Civic Center
Hartford, Connecticut
January 18, 1977

Louis Levasseur, a man without a team after his Minnesota Fighting Saints folded a day earlier, backstopped the East to a 4-2 win, despite the West's 51 shots on goal. For his heroics, Levasseur was named the game's co-MVP, with Winnipeg's Willy Lindstrom, who had a goal and an assist. The game was played at Hartford's new Civic Center Arena, which would collapse exactly one year to the day later.

 

East 4, West 2

West101-2
East202-4

1st period: 1. East: Tremblay (Leduc, Sobchuk) 11:17; 2. West: Shmyr (Lindstrom, Lacroix) 11:58; 3. East: Tardif (Stapleton, Bernier) 14:56.
2nd period: No scoring.
3rd period: 4. West: Lindstrom (Wilkins) 4:07; 5. East: Cloutier (Tardif, Hughes) 7:57; 6. East: Lyle (Rogers, Abrahamsson) 8:35.
Shots: West: 18-20-13—51, East: 7-11-9—27
Attendance: 10,337.
MVPs: West: Willy Lindstrom, Winnipeg & East: Louis Levasseur, Minnesota

 

West

Coach: Bobby Kromm (Winnipeg)

Goaltenders: Wayne Rutledge (Houston), Joe Daley (Winnipeg).

Defensemen: Thommie Bergman (Winnipeg), Paul Shmyr, Kevin Morrison (San Diego), Barry Wilkins (Edmonton), Poul Popiel (Houston), Paul Terbenche (Calgary).

Forwards: Bobby Hull, Ulf Nilsson, Anders Hedberg, Willy Lindstrom (Winnipeg), Robbie Ftorek, Del Hall (Phoenix), Cam Connor, Gordie Howe (Houston), Joe Noris, Andre Lacroix, Norm Ferguson (San Diego), Danny Lawson (Calgary).

 
East

Coach: Jacques Demers (Indianapolis).

Goaltenders: Louis Levasseur (Minnesota), John Garrett (Birmingham).

Defensemen: Pat Stapleton (Indianapolis), J. C. Tremblay (Quebec), Ron Plumb, John Hughes (Cincinnati), Gordie Roberts, Thommie Abrahamsson (New England).

Forwards: Serge Bernier, Real Cloutier, Marc Tardif (Quebec), Richie Leduc, Dennis Sobchuk (Cincinnati), Michel Parizeau, Hugh Harris, Blair MacDonald (Indianapolis), Mike Rogers, George Lyle, Ralph Backstrom (New England), Mark Napier (Birmingham).

 

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