On This Date 1/24/1999

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The All-Stars of the NHL come to the Sunshine State for the first time as the All-Star Game is played at the Ice Palace in Tampa. The NHL All-Stars from North America defeated the World All-Stars 8-5, as Wayne Gretzky of the New York Rangers is named the game’s MVP. It is the final All-Star Appearance for The Great One, who wins his third MVP Award.