East edges West 8-7
Eric Staal hadn’t planned on heroics. Rather, he was looking forward to All-Star Weekend as a quick family reunion with his younger brother Marc of the New York Rangers, and his parents.
But when all was said and done Sunday, Staal also was the Most Valuable Player of the 2008 NHL All-Star Game, scoring two goals and assisting on another – and offsetting a hat trick by Columbus’ Rick Nash -- in the Eastern Conference’s 8-7 victory at Philips Arena. ...more