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Patrick Kane dons cape, wins All-Star Breakaway Challenge

Jan 28, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT

Much like burritos, Patrick Kane knows breakaways.

The namesake of Qdoba’s Kaner Con Queso won the second event of the 2012 NHL All-Stars skills competition — the Breakaway Challenge. Three shooters (one Rookie and two All-Stars) and one goalie from each team took part, attempting three breakaways. The “winner” was chosen by fans voting via text message and Kane’s Clark Kent-inspired getup proved to be their favorite.

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Team Chara: Ryan Johansen, Patrick Kane, Corey Perry

Team Alfredsson: Sean Couturier, John Tavares, Logan Couture


Team Chara: Carey Price

Team Alfredsson: Brian Elliott


As mentioned above, Kane won with his “Superman”-inspired costume (47 percent of votes), earning Team Chara one point.

“I was just thinking about it the past day or so,” Kane told about his trick shot. “I thought all the shooters did a great job. It’s a tough even for us, too, because you don’t want to look stupid. I put some things together and lucky enough, I won.”

  1. yettyskills - Jan 29, 2012 at 1:46 AM

    Annnnnnnnnd the break away challenge has cleared the shark!

  2. babar61 - Jan 29, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Should have had a cab driver for him to punch while on the breakaway…

  3. lonespeed - Jan 29, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Rest of the guys need to pick up there game. Besides Perry, no one really tried that hard to compete with Kane. A couple really nice stick tricks, but there were some better goals in the breakaway competition at the end of the night.

  4. hockinj25 - Jan 29, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    There should’ve been a different voting for the goalies. they were just as entertaining

  5. cshearing - Jan 30, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    I thought this was wildly entertaining. Kane’s was probably the best, but I just enjoyed Perry’s mini-stick goal so much I was pulling for that. Tavares put on a good show with his last shot too.

    The impromptu antics of Price really helped make the whole thing better as well. Stopping a breakaway will standing backwards, watching the reflection in the glass? Awesome

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