Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane may have been the lone representative from the team at the NHL All-Star Game on Saturday night, but he made up for that by having a big impact for his Central Division team.
For the first time since the NHL switched to a 3-on-3 All-Star Game format, the Central Division won their opening game against the Pacific Division, and while they weren’t able to win the whole thing, Kane and his teammates held their own against the NHL’s best.
In the first game of the evening, Kane and the Central Division romped their way to a 10-4 victory over the Pacific. Kane had a pair of goals and also notched an assist on Roman Josi’s tally, helping the Central to a berth in the championship game.
Kane had an assist in the second game of the evening, but it wasn’t enough as the Central lost 10-5 to the Metropolitan Division squad.
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was named MVP of the game.
Kane and the Blackhawks will return to action on Friday night when they head to Buffalo to take on the Sabres.