On This Date 2/2/2003
The NHL All-Star Game was held in South Florida for the first time in 2003, as the Office Depot Center in Sunrise hosted the best players in the league. Dany Heatley gave the Eastern Conference an early lead with a goal at 5:36 of the first period. The West would score the next two goals as Peter Forsberg of the Colorado Avalanche tied the game, and Mike Modano of the Dallas Stars gave the West a 2-1 lead. The East tied the game on Heatley’s second goal of the game but still trailed 3-2 at intermission as Marian Gaborik of the Minnesota Wild scored with 3:55 left in the first period.