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.
"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.