in their 1998 NHL All-Star Game jerseys, complete
with a flag patch for each player's home country
Now if there's one thing we here at Third String Goalie love more than anything, it's a jersey with an additional patch, so you can imagine our joy when we discovered that each player would wear the flag of his native country on their NHL club team's jersey for the one and only time during the 1998 Super Skills Competition, held on this date in 1998 in conjunction with the annual All-Star Game.
For some players, this would be the only patch they would ever wear on a particular style of jersey and for knowledgeable collectors, t's a chance to create a interesting jersey with a unique story behind it.
Today's video section is the entire 1998 NHL All-Star Game. Unfortunately, we were unable to find any footage of the Super Skills Competition at this time.