Kane curled around the Red Wings net and stripped the puck from Detroit defenseman Brad Stuart in the corner. Stuart fell to the ice and Kane got control of the puck, waited and found Michael Frolik in the high slot. Frolik wasted no time ripping a shot past Jimmy Howard's glove and into the net 5:18 into the second period to give the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead.
It is really special. I had a lot of friends and family here tonight, and for my first [NHL] game in here it was great. I played here as an elementary-school player in the city championships and this was my first time back. It was a lot of fun.
— Toronto native Brandon Pirri after scoring 2 goals for Panthers in win at Maple Leafs on Thursday