Though Team Staal won the NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday night, Team Lidstrom won the game that "mattered" on Subday afternoon. Team Lidstrom defeated Team Staal, 11-10, in the first year of the fantasy draft for the game,
No period saw fewer than five goals, and 15 players scored at least one goal. Five players scored two goals each. Alexander Ovechkin scored the first goal of the game fifty second into the game and then Paul Stastny scored at 2:48 to put Team Staal up, 2-0. Stastny assisted on the next goal, a Patrik Elias one. Team Staal had a 4-0 lead midway through the first period before Anze Kopitar scored for Team Lidstrom. Matt Duchene scored the equalizer on the first period at 16:30.
Duchene took the All-Star Game's first penalty shot after Alex Ovechkin threw his stick at him on the breakaway. He missed on the attempt.
Tim Thomas picked up the win, while Henrik Lundqvist took the loss.
This was the first year that the NHL All-Star Game was played in a fantasy-style with a draft. Previously from 2003-2009, the game was an Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference affair (and North America vs. the World before that).