NHL

Kane shines in Buffalo homecoming in leading Blackhawks to 3-2 shootout win over Sabres

  • Chicago Blackhawks right winger Patrick Kane (88) skates up ice during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Saturday Dec. 19, 2015 in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

    Chicago Blackhawks right winger Patrick Kane (88) skates up ice during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Saturday Dec. 19, 2015 in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)  (The Associated Press)

  • Buffalo Sabres center Tyler Ennis (63) follows a rebound from Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford (50) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday Dec. 19, 2015 in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

    Buffalo Sabres center Tyler Ennis (63) follows a rebound from Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford (50) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday Dec. 19, 2015 in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Blackhawks right winger Patrick Kane salutes fans during warm-ups before the start of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Saturday Dec. 19, 2015 in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

    Chicago Blackhawks right winger Patrick Kane salutes fans during warm-ups before the start of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Saturday Dec. 19, 2015 in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)  (The Associated Press)

Patrick Kane celebrated his Buffalo homecoming by scoring the tying goal in the final minute and then adding the lone shootout goal in leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-2 win over the Sabres on Saturday.

With boos raining from the stands as Kane prepared to take his shootout chance, the Blackhawks forward sped up the middle, came to a near full stop and then faked a forehand shot before flipping a backhand into the right side past goalie Chad Johnson.

Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford then sealed the win by stopping Zemgus Girgensons on the Sabres third and final shootout attempt.