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Hometown hero Alex Kovalev picked up MVP honors at the All-Star Game in Montreal. Hometown hero Alex Kovalev picked up MVP honors at the All-Star Game in Montreal. (Christinne Muschi/Reuters)
By Fluto Shinzawa
Globe Staff / January 26, 2009

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MONTREAL - So what was the final score? Who won? Who scored? Who cares? The fact is that the shinny-style NHL All-Star Game is an altogether different sport from the battle-filled regular-season and playoff matches that establish hockey players among the toughest athletes around. (Full article: 803 words)

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