|The West All-Stars celebrate their shootout victory.|
The 53rd NHL All-Star Game had a unique flavor. Dany Heatley did something rare: In his game debut, he scored four regulation goals and added an assist to tie a record. Even more rare: The game went to a shootout for the first time, with the West coming out on top 3-1 to earn a 6-5 victory over Heatley and the East. The youthful, competitive game delighted ESPN's hockey experts and, EJ Hradek writes, excited players, too.
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Lemieux rules himself out of All-Star Game|
Mario Lemieux said Tuesday he will not play in the All-Star Game on Sunday and won't return to the Pittsburgh Penguins' lineup until some time after the break.
Stars' Modano, Devils' Stevens named All-Star captains
Dallas Stars center Mike Modano has been named team captain for the Western Conference All-Stars.
Belfour, Leetch, Koivu all pull out of All-Star Game
Leafs goaltender Ed Belfour pulled out of the NHL All-Star Game, saying he needs to rest his strained back for the last two months of the regular season.
Bouwmeester, Nash headline YoungStars rosters
Rick Nash and Jay Bouwmeester, top picks in the 2002 draft, have been selected to play in the YoungStars game.
Naslund headlines All-Star additions
Markus Naslund, the NHL's leading goal scorer, was one of 36 players chosen to fill out the All-Star Game rosters.
Lemieux, Jagr together again for All-Star game
Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr are teammates again, this time as Eastern Conference All-Stars.
Crawford, Martin to coach NHL All-Stars
Vancouver's Marc Crawford and Ottawa's Jacques
Martin will serves as coaches during the 2003 All-Star Game.
2002 NHL All-Star Game
ESPN.com's coverage of the 2002 NHL All-Star Game in Los Angeles.
2001 NHL All-Star Game
ESPN.com's coverage of the 2001 NHL All-Star Game in Denver.