Kane was jeered Friday during the Skills Competition and again Saturday night as he scored two goals for the Central Division. The winger actually egged on the crowd to get even louder after he put away one of his goals, but he says it was all lighthearted fun.
"I thought that was a pretty cool moment," he said, according to The Athletic's Mark Lazerus. "Tried to like put my hand up to my ear to hear the boos but then I was showing them that, 'Hey, I'm playing with the Blues players, I've got the same jersey as them.' Just had fun with it."
As Central Division foes, Blues fans have seen plenty of Kane during his 13-year career with the Blackhawks. In 64 regular-season games versus St. Louis, Kane has recorded 63 points and added 13 more in 13 playoff contests - including two overtime winners.
"It's all in good fun," he said, according to Lazerus. "To be honest with you, sometimes you get booed, you kind of like it a little bit. It's St. Louis and Chicago, it's a huge rivalry."
Blues head coach - and bench boss for the Central squad - Craig Berube even called for mercy on the boos.
"I felt bad for Kaner," Berube said, according to NHL.com's Lou Korac. "He comes out in his introductions and is getting booed and stuff and then he scores and they're cheering for him. Tough situation for him. Players all know. They all handle it very well. It's a fun event."
The Central Division played only one game due to a 10-5 loss to the Pacific.