World Beats North America In All-Star Game

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The World beat North America 8-5 in the 2002 NHL All-Star Game at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

World scored five unanswered goals in the third period as Nikolai Khabibulin stopped all 20 shots. He joined Patrick Roy, Martin Brodeur and Olaf Kolzig as the only goaltenders to play a scoreless period in the last 14 All-Star games.

"His size and quickness make him one of the top in the league," Mario Lemieux said. "He's very sound technically. He's always in the right position."

Chicago's Eric Daze, making his first All-Star appearance, won MVP honors with two goals and an assist for North America. Lemieux and Ed Jovanovski also scored.

"I was really surprised because we lost the game, but I'll take it," said Daze.

San Jose's Teemu Selanne had two first-period goals for the World team while Espen Knutsen and Sergei Fedorov also scored.

Markus Naslund's second goal put the World ahead 6-5 with 1:43 left, and Chicago's Alexei Zhamnov and Carolina's Sami Kapanen added empty-net goals.

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