Tavares nets four in wild All-Star spectacle
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A record 29 goals were scored in the NHL All-Star game at Columbus, and John Tavares contributed four of them.
The New York Islanders center tied the league All-Star record for goals while helping Team Toews beat Team Foligno 17-12. Tavares was one of seven players on Team Toews with at least four points, along with NHL scoring leader Jake Voracek. Jonathan Toews and Patrice Bergeon each finished with a goal and four assists, while Voracek had three goals and five points.
But the game MVP was local favorite Ryan Johansen of the Blue Jackets. He scored twice and had an assist, including a goal that gave Team Foligno its only lead late in the first period.
Fans voted for the MVP via Twitter.
All-Star game leading vote-getter Zemgus Girgensons was one of three players who failed to score at least one point.