When Kane took the United Center ice for the Blackhawks' game against the Bruins on April 3, 2016 sitting four points shy of his first career 100-point season, his parents were back in Buffalo no doubt planning a trip for one of the team's final three games of the season the next week.
Unfortunately for them, their son didn't wait to make some history.
"I came into the game with 96 points and didn't really expect to hit it that day," Kane said. "My parents weren't even in town so they probably didn't expect me to hit it that day, either."
During an Original Six matinee, Kane started early with his 41st goal of the season late in the first period. When he notched his second of the game in the opening minute of the second, it was clear something special was happening.
A few minutes later, Kane recorded his third point of the game - and 99th of the season - when he slid a pass to Artemi Panarin, who fired a one-timer into the net to give the Blackhawks a commanding 5-0 lead.
"I had three points about halfway through the game and I was thinking maybe I could get the fourth," Kane said.
Point No. 100 came late in the second with the Blackhawks on the power play. Brent Seabrook made a terrific play to break up a shorthanded attempt by the Bruins and eventually got the puck to Panarin who broke into the offensive zone with Kane on a 2-on-1.
"He made a really nice pass to me and I one-timed it into the net," Kane said. "Just skating down the ice and feeling the rush after that was a pretty cool feeling. It was my hat-trick goal and 100th point and the crowd was pretty loud."
The Blackhawks withstood a furious Bruins comeback and went on to win 6-4 for coach Joel Quenneville's 800th career victory behind the bench.
Kane finished the 2015-16 season with 46 goals and 60 assists for 106 points and captured the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player. Along the way was that Sunday afternoon when he hit the century mark for the first time as an NHL player and the first to do so in a Blackhawk sweater since Jeremy Roenick in the 1993-94 season.
"Something you always want to do, especially as an offensive player coming into the league, is to reach 100," Kane said. "It was pretty cool to finally do it at the point."