"For the longest time, we didn't have a place in our country where we knew we were going to have a home field advantage … The people of Columbus and of Ohio and whoever would travel in made those games what they were and gave us a true home field advantage …” - Landon Donovan, former USMNT star s
It took a few years longer than expected, but the NHL All-Star Game finally arrived in Columbus and Nationwide Arena on January 25, 2015 – and it was worth the wait. The game was originally scheduled to be played here in 2013 but was postponed due to the protracted lockout. It was postponed, for a second time, because of the NHL’s participation in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Nick Foligno of the Blue Jackets served as one of the two team captains. The other was Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks. Team Toews won 17-12 in a game that set several All-Star Game scoring records.
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