2009 NHL All-Star Game

Montreal - a city drenched in hockey history, rich in the game's tradition and celebrating 100 years of Canadiens' greatness - soon will become the backdrop for the 57th NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 25.

Check out the starting lineups for this year's mid-season classic, as voted online by NHL fans from around the world.

Starting Lineup - Eastern Conference

FORWARD - Sidney Crosby ***

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins

Total Votes: 1,713,021

Stats Through Jan. 1: 15 goals, 35 assists - 50 points

Crosby surpassed Jaromir Jagr's record for the most votes ever received by a player in NHL All-Star Game fan balloting. In mid-december, he passed the 1,020,736-vote mark that Jagr set in 2000 while with the Penguins. Player Profile...

FORWARD - Evgeni Malkin

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins

Total Votes: 1,585,936

Stats Through Jan. 1: 15 goals, 45 assists - 60 points

Malkin dominated offensively last season on a Penguins team that won the Atlantic Division and went to the Stanley Cup Final. His standout sophomore season included being named a finalist for Hart Trophy and Lester B. Pearson Award as most outstanding player. He leads the NHL's scoring race through New Year's Day. Player Profile...

FORWARD - Alex Kovalev

Team: Montreal Canadiens

Total Votes: 1,343,301

Stats Through Jan. 1: 9 goals, 19 assists - 28 points

Kovalev makes his third career appearance in the All-Star Game and his first as a starter. In 2007-08, he led the Canadiens in scoring, tallying 35 goals and 49 assists for a total of 84 points in 82 games. Player Profile...

DEFENCE - Andrei Markov

Team: Montreal Canadiens

Total Votes: 1,443,091

Stats Through Jan. 1: 5 goals, 22 assists - 27 points

Markov makes his second straight appearance at the NHL All-Star Game as a starter. Montreal's top offensive blueliner is a five-time member of Russia's World Championship team and suited up for Russia at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and 2006 Winter Olympics. Player Profile...

DEFENCE - Mike Komisarek

Team: Montreal Canadiens

Total Votes: 1,373,628

Stats Through Jan. 1: 1 goal, 1 assist - 2 points

Komisarek is one of the league's best defensive blueliners, leading the NHL in blocked shots last season with 227 and leading all defencemen in hits with 266. Player Profile...

GOAL - Carey Price

Team: Montreal Canadiens

Total Votes: 1,515,885

Stats Through Jan. 1: 16-4-5 record, 2.30 GAA, .921 SV%

Price had an incredible run en route to the NHL, winning MVP honours for Canada's gold medal-winning world junior team in 2007 and capturing the MVP award again in Hamilton's Calder Cup win in the AHL just five months later. Through New Year's Day, Price lost just once in his last 14 starts. Player Profile...

Starting Lineup - Western Conference

FORWARD - Patrick Kane

Team: Chicago Blackhawks

Total Votes: 917,55

Stats Through Jan. 1: 16 goals, 25 assists - 41 points

Kane is one of the bright spots on an up-and-coming Blackhawks squad. With 21 goals and 72 points in his first NHL season, he was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year, beating out teammate Jonathan Toews and Washington's Nicklas Backstrom. Player Profile...

FORWARD - Jonathan Toews

Team: Chicago Blackhawks

Total Votes: 809,599

Stats Through Jan. 1: 9 goals, 20 assists - 29 points

Both Toews and Kane are making their All-Star Game debuts in just their second season in the NHL. Last season, he led all rookies in goals (24) and recorded 54 points. In international play, Toews twice won gold at the World Junior Hockey Championship (2006, 2007) and won the gold medal at the 2008 World Hockey Championship. Player Profile...

FORWARD - Ryan Getzlaf

Team: Anaheim Ducks

Total Votes: 716,569

Stats Through Jan. 1: 14 goals, 28 assists - 42 points

Getzlaf has improved his scoring totals every year since his 2005-06 debut and led the Ducks in scoring with 24 goals and 82 points in 77 games last season. In 2007, he led Anaheim in postseason scoring with 17 points as the Ducks won their first-ever Stanley Cup. Player Profile...

DEFENCE - Brian Campbell

Team: Chicago Blackhawks

Total Votes: 784,476

Stats Through Jan. 1: 6 goals, 21 assists - 27 points

Campbell is certainly among the league's elite blueliners, tied for third in scoring among defencemen through the last day of All-Star fan balloting. This is his third straight appearance in the NHL All-Star Game and his second in the starting lineup. Player Profile...

DEFENCE - Scott Niedermayer

Team: Anaheim Ducks

Total Votes: 637,316

Stats Through Jan. 1: 5 goals, 22 assists - 27 points

A four-time Stanley Cup winner in 1995, 2000, 2003, and 2007, Niedermayer has also been on the winning side at the Memorial Cup, World Junior Hockey Championship, World Championship and Winter Olympics. In 2004, he won his first Norris Trophy and captured the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2007 for the Cup-winning Ducks. Player Profile...

GOAL - Jean-Sebastien Giguere

Team: Anaheim Ducks

Total Votes: 617,241

Stats Through Jan. 1: 11-9-3 record, 2.92 GAA, .911 SV%

Giguere won the Conn Smythe Trophy with the Ducks in 2003, becoming the fifth player to ever win the award from a losing team (falling to Detroit in the final). In 2006-07, he finished the season with a 36-10-8 record and led the Ducks to theiur first-ever Stanley Cup with a 16-5 record. Player Profile...

Reserves - Eastern Conference

Goaltender NHL Team
Henrik Lundqvist New York Rangers
Tim Thomas Boston Bruins

Defenceman NHL Team
Jay Bouwmeester Florida Panthers
Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins
Tomas Kaberle Toronto Maple Leafs
Mark Streit New York Islanders

Forwards NHL Team
Jeff Carter Philadelphia Flyers
Dany Heatley Ottawa Senators
Ilya Kovalchuk Atlanta Thrashers
Vincent Lecavalier Tampa Bay Lightning
Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals
Zach Parise New Jersey Devils
Marc Savard Boston Bruins
Eric Staal Carolina Hurricanes
Thomas Vanek Buffalo Sabres
*** Martin St. Louis Tampa Bay Lightning

Reserves - Western Conference

Goaltender NHL Team
Niklas Backstrom Minnesota Wild
Roberto Luongo Vancouver Canucks

Defenceman NHL Team
Dan Boyle San Jose Sharks
* Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit Red Wings
Stephane Robidas Dallas Stars
Sheldon Souray Edmonton Oilers
Shea Weber Nashville Predators

Forwards NHL Team
Dustin Brown Los Angeles Kings
** Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings
Shane Doan Phoenix Coyotes
Milan Hejduk Colorado Avalanche
Jarome Iginla Calgary Flames
Patrick Marleau San Jose Sharks
Mike Modano Dallas Stars
Rick Nash Columbus Blue Jackets
Joe Thornton San Jose Sharks
Keith Tkachuk St. Louis Blues

* - Lidstrom replaced by Robidas due to injury
** - Datsyuk replaced by Marleau due to injury
*** - Crosby replaced by St. Louis due to injury

NHL Youngstars - Rookies

Goaltender NHL Team
Steve Mason*** Columbus Blue Jackets
Pekka Rinne Nashville Predators

Skater NHL Team
Blake Wheeler Boston Bruins
Kris Versteeg Chicago Blackhawks
Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning
Luke Schenn Toronto Maple Leafs
James Neal Dallas Stars
Michael Frolik Florida Panthers
Drew Doughty Los Angeles Kings
Luke Schenn Toronto Maple Leafs
Mikkel Boedker Phoenix Coyotes
Patrick Berglund St. Louis Blues

NHL Youngstars - Sophomores

Goaltender NHL Team
Erik Ersberg Los Angeles Kings
Carey Price** Montreal Canadiens

Skater NHL Team
David Perron St. Louis Blues
Dave Bolland Chicago Blackhawks
Marc Staal New York Rangers
Devin Setoguchi San Jose Sharks
Mason Raymond Vancouver Canucks
Milan Lucic Boston Bruins
Bryan Little Atlanta Thrashers
Nicklas Backstrom* Washington Capitals
Kris Letang Pittsburgh Penguins
Brandon Dubinsky New York Rangers
Andrew Cogliano Edmonton Oilers

* - Backstrom replaced by Perron
** - Ersberg replaced by Price
*** - Mason replaced by Rinne

Skills Contest - Breakaway Challenge

Player NHL Team
Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals
Alex Kovalev Montreal Canadiens
Ryan Getzlaf Anaheim Ducks
Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks

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