Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils and Dominik Hasek of the Ottawa Senators shared goaltending duties for the NHL stars, who will also take their seven-country tour to Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia; Bratislava, Slovakia; Bern, Switzerland; Karlstad, Jonkoping and Linkoping, Sweden; Oslo, Norway; and Katowice, Poland.
Riga buzzed with excitement before the game. Latvians are some of Europe's most fervent hockey fans, with thousands making a pilgrimage to support the national team at the world championships each spring.
Earlier Thursday, some of the NHL stars laid flowers at the grave of Sergei Zholtok, who played for a decade in the NHL. Zholtok died last month at 31 of heart failure while playing for Riga 2000.