was Clark Kent so it doesn't actually make
sense for you to... you know what, I'll shut up.
From Patrick Kane's Superman routine and Zdeno Chara's record-breaking slapshot at the skills competition to Marian Gaborik's hat trick and Daniel Alfredsson's highlight reel goals during the game itself, the weekend provided plenty of thrills that fans won't soon forget.
Those moments can be added to a growing list of all-star weekend memories that fans have filed away over the years. Here are a few more of the notable performances from the past 25 seasons that have left their mark on the game's history:
1988 - Mario Lemieux sets an all-star mark that still stands with six points including the overtime winner in a 6-5 victory. Experts agree that the record-breaking performance may have been even more dominant if the NHL hadn't chosen that year to debut its new format called "Everyone in the entire league against Mario Lemieux".
1990 - The skills competition makes its first appearance, although under a slightly different format that sees the entire three hours devoted to one hotly contested event known as "fluffiest mullet".
1993 - Al Iafrate sets a skills competition record with a 105.2 mph shot that's considered especially impressive given that he was using an old-fashioned wooden sticks, although in fairness it's also true that back then the "radar gun" was just an old man who'd get hit in the ribs with the shot and then yell out a random number.
1994 - After over a decade of mass confusion caused by impossibly obscure terms like "Wales" and "Campbell" the league switches to an East vs. West format that finally allows hockey to explode in popularity, according to Gary Bettman's imagination.
1997 - Owen Nolan famously points to the spot where he'll score his third goal on Dominik Hasek, after figuring that sign language would be an easier mode of communication than using whatever language it is that Hasek thinks he's speaking.
1998 - The league switches to a North America vs. The World format in recognition of the recent decision to allow NHL players to participate in the Olympics. In keeping with the Olympic spirit, everyone agrees to only ever talk about the times when North America wins.
2001 - North America defeats The World by a score of 14 to 12, after which the NHL grudgingly admits that it's probably time to start inviting goalies to these things.
2002 - The YoungStars game debuts, giving the league's most talented young players a rare chance to play in meaningless games that nobody pays attention to without first being drafted by Edmonton.
2003 - The Western Conference wins the first ever all-star game to end with a shootout, leaving fans feeling excited and exhilarated and mildly confused about why the Eastern Conference still got a point in the standings.
2005 - The game is cancelled because the league is in the middle of a work stoppage and all the star players are sitting at home on their couch or lounging around on a beach, resulting in the overall level of effort exerted on all-star weekend increasing slightly.
2008 - Confused fans in Atlanta mumble to themselves that it seems sort of strange that in previous years the finish line for the fastest skater competition was at the opposite blueline, and this year it's in Winnipeg.
2009 - Alexander Ovechkin entertains fans by donning a hat and novelty sunglasses before competing in the breakaway event. The admittedly over-the-top performance does require fans to suspend their disbelief, but luckily the disbelief still shows up instead of sitting at home and sulking about it all weekend.