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NHL: East 6, West 4

Feb. 8, 2004 at 6:37 PM   |   Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Daniel Alfredsson had two goals and an assist as the East rallied Sunday for a 6-4 victory over the West at the NHL All-Star Game.

Much was made of the presence of 17 first-time All-Stars, including teenager Rick Nash. But the veterans stole the spotlight.

Besides Alfredsson and Mark Messier, 34-year-old Joe Sakic, the long-time captain of the Colorado Avalanche, recorded the 14th hat trick in All-Star history to win MVP honors and a 2004 Dodge pickup truck.

Alfredsson, the 31-year-old captain of the Ottawa Senators, snapped a 1-1 tie in the opening minute of the second period, then gave the East a 5-3 lead with 1:56 left in the period.

Toronto's Gary Roberts scored the tiebreaking goal 5 1/2 minutes earlier.

Messier scored in the East's four-goal second period to move past Gordie Howe into third place on the all-time All-Star scoring list with 20 points.

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