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Kane hears cheers, then boos again after scoring All-Star Game goal

Blues fans not ready to forgive all the goals he has scored for rival Blackhawks

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Kane buries wrist shot

PAC@CEN: Kane wrists one past Markstrom

Patrick Kane fires a wrist shot that beats Jacob Markstrom on the blocker side to draw Team Central even at 3-3

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Patrick Kane was briefly a hero in St. Louis on Saturday.

Briefly as in a few seconds.

The Chicago Blackhawks forward enjoyed some cheers from fans after scoring a goal for the Central Division at the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game. The Central was also the team of the hometown St. Louis Blues.

But once the crowd realized it was Kane, a fierce rival, who scored the goal, the boo birds came out.

And Kane was fine with it as he posted to Twitter following the game.

Tweet from @88PKane: Thank you @NHL, @StLouisBlues and the city of St. Louis for the hospitality at #NHLAllStar this weekend! pic.twitter.com/yfCAGEQ1RC

"It's all in good fun," Kane said. "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."

Kane was booed more than once by fans at Enterprise Center at All-Star Weekend. He has tormented St. Louis fans over the years with 63 points in 64 regular-season games against the Blues. He also has four goals and 13 points in 13 Stanley Cup Playoff games -- including two overtime game-winning goals.

"The boys asked me why I was getting booed," Kane told NBC Sports Chicago on Friday. "I said I shouldn't have scored those overtime playoff goals against (the Blues), and maybe they wouldn't have booed me."

-NHL.com Independent Correspondent Louie Korac contributed to this report.

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