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RECAP: Kane Wins Shooting Stars Competition

Re-live the action as Patrick Kane and Chicago native Kendall Coyne competed in the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills in St. Louis on Friday night

by Blackhawks.com Staff / Blackhawks.com

ST LOUIS - The best was saved for last as Patrick Kane took home the Shooting Stars competition at the NHL All-Star Skills on Friday night in St. Louis.

Chicago's own Kendall Coyne competed in the first-ever Elite Women's 3-on-3 game as the U.S. fell to Canada, 2-1, in the 20-minute, end-to-end showcase of the women's game. 


KANE TOPS SHOOTING STAR

Kane competed in the inaugural Gatorade NHL Shooting Stars competition on Friday, where players shot pucks from a platform in the stands over the seated fans below, aiming to hit targets on the ice. 

Tied at 22 points with Toronto's Mitch Marner after all shooters went, Kane scored two points in the shoot-off to take the event title in its first running.


Video: Shooting Stars: Kane breaks tie with Marner to win

"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."

Video: Kane on winning Shooting Stars


COYNE LEADS WOMEN'S 3-ON-3

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. 

Video: Coyne on women's 3-on-3


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