Final Score: Team Toews 17, Team Foligno 12
Everyone following on Twitter recieved a special treat from everyone's favorite goalie, who live-tweeted the period from the bench:
Ask, and you shall recieve:
But what happened to the cannon? It might have gone off just a few too many times during the course of setting a record for the most goals in an All-Star game, shattering the old mark. Team Toews broke the record for most goals by a single team. No cannon? No problem.
With all the goals, everyone had reason to smile:
'Captain Serious' made sure Blackhawks' teammate Patrick Kane knew who was on top:
Ohio State alums OAR put on a show:
Period 2: Team Toews 11, Team Foligno 8
Ryan Suter started the scoring just :24 into the frame, and Claude Giroux answered back just eight seconds later, setting an All-Star game record for fastest two goals:
This was not a good period to be a goalie, as Team Toews' Marc-Andre Fleury and Team Foligno's Corey Crawford were victimized again and again:
John Tavares already has a hat trick:
Crawford at least was able to turn in this dandy of a save:
It's quickly becoming apparent how much fun you can have when you're one of the best in the world at something, surrounded by a whole bunch of other guys that are among the best in the world at the same exact thing:
All the Mups were lit.
Period 1: Team Toews 4, Team Foligno 4
There were eight (8!) goals in the first period in Columbus, a number of which from players with ties to the hometown Blue Jackets. For instance:
Ryan Johansen, Part Deux:
Ex-Blue Jacket Rick Nash didn't get a goal (yet?), but he did pull out this nifty little play, which deserves some mention.
All those goals meant the cannon at Nationwide Arena got a bit of a workout in the first, and it's safe to say not everyone appreciated it: