NHL All Star Game 2011: Third Period Heats Up: Team Lidstrom Wins
The teams entered the third period with Team Lidstrom up 7-6 over Team Staal.
Eric Staal, playing in front of his home crowd was getting chances all game and he was finally able to break through to tie the game up at seven, putting the puck through Tim Thomas' five hole.
Alex Ovechkin took the one and only penalty of the 2011 NHL All Star game when he threw his stick toward the puck when Matt Duchene was on a breakaway. Duchene was awarded a penalty shot, but was unable to capitalize on what was the first ever penalty shot awarded in an All Star game.
Kris Letang gave Team Staal a 8-7 lead when he calmy put the puck past Team Lidstrom's goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.
Dany Briere then tied it up scoring after he was stoned by Lundqvist a few seconds earlier.
Jonathan Toews then scored to put Team Lidstrom up by a score of 9-8.
Martin St. Louis then made a great individual effort and put Team Lidstrom up 10-8.
Rick Nash then made 10-9 as he avoided the poke check of Tim Thomas and roofed the puck for the goal.
Lundqvist left the net for an extra attacker and Loui Eriksson was able to put the puck in the empty net for the 11-9 lead.
With time ticking down captain Staal made the score 11-10 with a mere 33.6 seconds left.
The game ends with the score 11-10, only the third time in NHL history that both teams have scored 10 or more goals.
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