MONTREAL — Montreal winger Alexei Kovalev was the game MVP and Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas was the shootout defensive star of the 2009 NHL All-Star Game tonight at Bell Centre, but Boston’s other two representatives had their hand in the 12-11 victory as well.
Center Marc Savard dished out three assists during his 15:14 of ice time. He fired just one shot on net and was a minus-1, but he did all he could to make sure his high-powered pair of wingers — Washington megastar Alexander Ovechkin and Ottawa sniper Dany Heatly — had plenty of chances to flaunt their stuff.
“It was Claude. Claude put it together. Maybe he’s rewarding me a bit here. So that was nice of him,” said Savard. (more…)