"It was fun to win it," Kane said. "I'm a fan of the original skills stuff, like the puck control relay and the actual targets, the foam targets that blow up. I understand where they're trying to go with it and create different events and use technology to their advantage as well. I think it was a pretty fun night all around though."
Coyne competed in the Elite Women's 3-on-3, presented by adidas, with the best U.S. Women's National Team players facing off against their Canadian counterparts. Team Canada took a 2-1 victory in the event with goals from Rebecca Johnston and Mélodie Daoust, while the U.S. goal came from Hilary Knight.
"The crowd was awesome. They were into it," Coyne said of the edge-of-your-seat action for nearly 20 straight minutes. "You know, it's something that you dream about, the day that there's routinely that many people watching women's hockey and there (are) sold-out buildings.
"To have that here tonight for 3-on-3, alongside the NHL's fastest, just incredible. To be out there with them afterwards and talk about whatever they just did, whatever we just did and we're all hockey players and that's what that moment meant."
"I think it's great," Kane said of the inagural women's event. "I think you can even expand it more and have the best women in the world come in and play a tournament like we do for the All-Star Game, I think it'd be entertaining. At the same time, over the past couple years they've taken the right steps, obviously with Kendall doing the fastest skater last year and the girls being around for a few years now to be part of the skills competition. I know they were excited about the opportunity to play an actual game tonight and I thought they entertained."
Last year, Coyne took the hockey world by storm by becoming the first woman to participate in All-Star Skills in the Fastest Skater competition.