There were nine from the Campbell Conference: Chris Chelios, Sergei Fedorov, Al MacInnis, Wayne Gretzky, Brett Hull, Adam Oates, Larry Robinson, Luc Robitaille and Steve Yzerman.
"No", Simmonds said as he laughed.
Making his All-Star Game debut in the city where he played his first three National Hockey League seasons, Simmonds scored twice in the Metropolitan Division's 10-6 semifinal win over the Atlantic Division before potting the tournament-clinching goal in a 4-3 triumph against the Pacific Division in the final. However, Gretzky challenged the goal, and after a reply review, the goal was disallowed for an offside penalty.
The fans still remembered "Wayne Train", though.
"You want one?" Crosby replied, counter-proposing a trade of twigs instead. I've never been part of that many breaks in a season - 13 days off in a month. I know I had lot of die-hard fans here, and I really appreciate those people. It took me a second on Hockey DB just to realize that there is a separate player in the league named Justin Falk. Feel free to use the comments as a discussion thread for today's action.
"It was a good weekend in general". He was animated in his celebration on the bench when the call was overturned.
Brent Burns, Joe Pavelski and Martin Jones are representing the Pacific.
"It's all part of the show", Kesler said. I think it gets a little bit competitive too. "Bad call. awful call".
Jonathan Toews made it 2-1 to make things interesting, but only briefly as Connor McDavid came right back to make it 3-1 Pacific with a little help from Ryan Kesler. His second helper was a nice dish in the slot to Sidney Crosby, who naturally finished. Simmonds scored 14 goals and had 16 assists in his final season in Los Angeles. Gretzky coached the Phoenix Coyotes from 2006 to 2009. Simmonds said. "That was the play. That was the game-changer". The winners of those games will advance to the final, and you can follow along with all the action right here! He sets a tone, scores both greasy goals and artistic ones, is a player who is both respected and feared by his All-Star peers.
LA Kings defenseman Drew Doughty discusses the experience of the 2017 NHL All Star Game in Los Angeles. He had three goals in the two games to bring home the honor.
The Pacific beat the Blackhawk-dominated Central Division team 10-3 in the first 20-minute semifinal, and the Metropolitan team beat the Atlantic 10-6 in the second.
"I love coming out here", he said on Saturday morning. "You can feel the buzz here in L.A. The situation, the setup, logistically here in L.A. Live is ideal for what we're doing and I think part of this weekend is a testament to (Kings owner and AEG creator) Phil Anschutz's vision for Staples Center and downtown L.A".
The atmosphere was enough to melt even the most bitter of rivalries, with Crosby able to smile about Simmonds' success despite all of the heated Penguins-Flyers games they've been through over the years.