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Picture this - 1-26-09

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

We're hardly friends to the All-Star Lame Game. But one cool thing about ii is the amount of quality photos that come out of it.

-Evgeni Malkin shooting between his legs:

(Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

-Malkin getting fancy with the puck:

(Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

-This gentleman on the video board has a brother. He has three of them in fact:

(Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

-Look at all those banners:

(Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

-Jeff Taffe went to some really odd lengths to get to the All-Star Lame Game:

(Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

-Ducks goaltender Jean-Sebastien Gigure just looks like completely beaten man in this photo:

(Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

-New Jersey's Zach Parise getting one by Minnesota's Niklas Backstrom:

(Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

-Washington's Alex Ovechkin squeezing the winning shootout goal by Vancouver's Roberto Luongo:

(Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

-Montreal's Alex Kovalev holding up some new hardware:

(Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)

-Habs goaltender Carey Price might've actually had more luck last night if he used this stance most of the game:

(Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

-Kovalev is a beloved man in Montreal:

(Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

-Tampa Bay's Vincent Lecavalier tries to guess the height of his teammate Martin St. Louis:

(Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

-Backstrom apparently has some depth perception issues:

(Nick Laham/Getty Images)

-Kovalev sitting in a truck well below his tax bracket:

-According to Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo!, Kovalev plans on auctioning the new wheels for charity. Kovalev = Good people.

(Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

-Is it us, or does Backstrom's helmet sort of look like Ed Belfour's from his days with the Blackhawks. Except with a bear instead of an eagle which are two very closely related species within the animal kingdom. We think:

(Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

-Belfour:

(Photobucket)

-Your Russian Eastern Conference All-Stars. From left to right - Malkin, Montreal's Andrei Markov, Kovalev, Atlanta's Ilya Kovalchuk and Ovechkin:

(Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

-Unlike say, oh... Milan Lucic, Blades is one Bruin not afraid to get up close with former Penguins goon Georges Laraque:

(Nick Laham/Getty Images)

-Captain Kovalev:

(Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

-We don't want to say Blues forward Keith Tkachuk is ugly... but...

(Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

-Three former top overall picks. From left to right - Lecavalier (1998), San Jose's Joe Thornton (1997) and Ovechkin (2004):

(Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

-Kovalchuk keeping his head up against Anaheim's Scott Niedermayer:

(Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

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