BUFFALO, N.Y.-There's nothing like a trip home for South Buffalo's Pat Kane. Kane is now an NHL superstar with the Chicago Blackhawks. In his short career he's already won two Stanley Cups with them and played in two Olympics for Team USA.
Kane still makes him home here in Buffalo in the summer. When he comes to town with the Blackhawks its easy for him to feel right at home and not like the superstar he is throughout the hockey world.
After the Blackhawks morning skate before tonight's game against the Sabres Kane said "I don't get any star treatment. Maybe people recognize you here and there. Except for maybe today, throughout the summer I feel like I'm a regular 25 year-old guy. That's one of the reasons I come back. That's one of the best parts about it."
Its the Blackhawks first trip to Buffalo since October of 2010. With the NHL's new schedule Kane and his teammates will play here once a season. "It's something that'll happen every year from here on out. But up until this year it feels like I haven't played here in a while. It's exciting being back home, seeing some family and friends last night."
The Sabres and Blackhawks are scheduled to face off tonight at 7:30 at the First Niagara Center.