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The 14th National Hockey League All-Star Game took place at the Montreal Forum on October 1, 1960, which saw the NHL all-stars defeat the hometown Montreal Canadiens 2–1.

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A Farewell to the Rocket

The 14th game was the first all-star game that did not have Maurice “Rocket” Richard in the lineup, as he had retired after winning the Stanley Cup a year ago. The pre-game events both honored the all-stars, as was the norm, but was also a celebration of the Rocket's career. Among one of the gifts the Rocket received was an alarm clock, which would continually sound unchecked, due to Richard's inability to turn the alarm off.

Replacing the Rocket in the Habs' lineup was Bill Hicke, who played alongside Richard's old linemates, Dickie Moore and younger brother Henri Richard. Other no-shows in this all-star game was Ab McDonald, who was traded to the Chicago Black Hawks, as well as Dean Prentice and Phil Goyette, who were both out with an injury.

The All-Star jersey, as opposed to previous years, were in orange and black, the colors of the NHL.

Boxscore

Montreal Canadiens All-Stars
Final score 1 2
Head coach Toe Blake Punch Imlach (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Lineup First team All-Stars:

Second team All-Stars:

Other players:

Scoring summary
  • Provost (Backstrom, Pronovost) 11:40 second
  • Mahovlich (Pilote, Kelly) 0:40 second
  • Hebenton (Sullivan) 15:15 second (short-handed)
Penalties
  • Talbot 7:22 second
  • Johnson 17:03 second
  • Hicke 2:58 third
  • Harvey 10:20 third
  • Sullivan 12:17 second
  • Hull 14:47 second
  • Gadsby 5:44 third
  • Pilote 6:54 third
Win/Loss Jacques Plante Glenn Hall
Shots on goal
Montreal 9 8 9 26
All-Stars 7 10 10 27

See also

References

  • Podnieks, Andrew (2000). The NHL All-Star Game: 50 years of the great tradition. Toronto: HarperCollins. ISBN 000200058X.  
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