Kane will be Blackhawks' lone representative in NHL All-Star Game

 
 
Updated 1/10/2018 4:25 PM
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  • Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Kane will participate in his seventh NHL All-Star Game in Tampa Bay on Jan. 28.

    Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Kane will participate in his seventh NHL All-Star Game in Tampa Bay on Jan. 28. Associated Press

Patrick Kane will be the Chicago Blackhawks' lone representative in the NHL All-Star Game, which will be played in Tampa on Jan. 28.

It will be Kane's seventh all-star appearance. Kane has 18 goals and 27 assists to rank 13th in the league with 45 points. He posted a career-best 4-assist, 5-point game in the Hawks' 8-2 win over Ottawa on Tuesday.

Hawks captain Jonathan Toews, defenseman Duncan Keith and goalie Corey Crawford did not make the team. Toews (14G, 17A) is a four-time all-star. Crawford has the third-best save percentage (.929) in the NHL, but he has been on injured reserve for two weeks with an upper-body injury with no timetable for return. Keith, a four-time all-star, has yet to score a goal this season.

For the third straight year, the NHL will play a 3-on-3 tournament-style All-Star Game in which the Pacific Division plays the Central Division, and the Metropolitan Division plays the Atlantic Division. The winners face off in the championship game.

Fans voted for the captains and they will be Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (Central), Edmonton's Connor McDavid (Pacific), Washington's Alex Ovechkin (Metro) and Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos (Atlantic). The coaches are Nashville's Peter Laviolette (Central), Vegas' Gerard Gallant (Pacific), Washington's Barry Trotz (Metro) and Tampa Bay's Jon Cooper (Atlantic).

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