On This Date 1/21/1990
The NHL All-Star Game comes to Pittsburgh for the first time. It is a new beginning for the NHL All-Star showcase, as the game is moved from Tuesday Nights to Sunday for the first time. As part of this move, the NHL introduces the Skills Challenge held the night before. Fans at the Civic Arena came for one reason and were not disappointed as Mario Lemieux of the Penguins was named MVP with Whales Conference winning 12-7.