Patrick Kane scored twice in a 10-5 loss to the Pacific Division, and each time the crowd cheered as the hometown Central Division scored before booing realizing who did the scoring.
"You know, it's all in good fun. To be honest with you, sometimes you get booed and you kind of like it a little bit. It's St. Louis and Chicago, it's a huge rivalry, not only in hockey," Kane said. "I had a lot of fun this weekend and I thought it was a pretty cool moment. I tried to put my hand up to my ear to hear the boos, but then I was showing them that I'm playing with the Blues players. I've got the same jersey as them."
There was even a moment where Kane thought about taking it a step further, looking like he was setting up for the ever-popular lacrosse-style goal behind the net. But the team came first and he decided to go against his instinct.
"I was thinking about it," he said with a laugh. "And then I was kind of thinking that our team needed a goal, and then I gave the puck away anyways, so I should've just tried it."
The Central Division now has a 1-5-0 record in their six games over five tournaments, scoring 31 times and allowing 48 goals.
"The Central can't get over the hump," Kane admitted. "We won one last year and lost in the Final. I think every time you look at the roster, you always think you have a really good roster with some of the players that are on the team and for whatever reason we couldn't do it."
"Maybe it would be better if like Central played an Eastern team or something next year," he added laughingly. "Maybe we could switch it up that way."