The KHL All-Star Game was more notable for the NHLers playing—Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Datsyuk took part after getting permission from their American teams, even after Kovalchuk made comments casting doubt on his intentions to return to the Devils this year. (Lubomir Visnovky wasn't an all-star, but he's still not coming back to the Islanders.)

The game ended 18-11, since no one plays defense in all-star games. "Everyone else can relax on the ice," said one goaltender, "while we still have to work." One of the 18 goals scored by the East was this penalty shot from Jori Lehtera, a 2008 Blues draft pick. So casual. So dirty. That's so Jori.

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