BUFFALO, N.Y. -- First, Patrick Kane gave his family and friends something to cheer about by scoring a highlight-reel goal in a rare trip home to Buffalo on Sunday night. Then, Kane stuck around an hour after the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 victory over the Sabres, by posing for pictures and signing autographs in the stands. As homecomings go, Kanes was nearly complete except that his beloved grandfather Donald Kane was not around to see it after passing away last month. "No matter what, youre going to miss him," Kane said, following only his fourth NHL game at Buffalo. "But life goes on, and I think more importantly, I have a lot of family here at the game that came and supported me." Coach Joel Quenneville saw a jump during a performance in which Kane snapped a five-game goal drought that began after his grandfathers death. "I thought Kane was special," Quenneville said. "He was a threat and had the puck on his stick tonight: very dangerous and nice to see him play well here at home." Kane opened the scoring 3:12 in, by capping a breath-taking rush. Bursting past defenceman Christian Ehrhoff, Kane snapped a shot through the legs of defenceman Chad Ruhwedel that beat goalie Jhonas Enroth over the left shoulder. Kane nearly made it 2-1 with 8 minutes left in the second period, when he got in alone behind the Sabres defence only to have his backhander stopped by Enroth. He also scored into an empty net, but a second after the final horn sounded. Captain Jonathan Toews secured the win by scoring the go-ahead goal 1:34 into the third period. Corey Crawford stopped 20 shots, and the Blackhawks (38-13-14) snapped a two-game road skid. Drew Stafford scored for the league-worst Sabres (19-37-8), who had a three-game home winning streak snapped. Stafford capped a nifty three-way passing play to tie the game midway through the first period. Tyler Ennis started it by finding trailing forward Cory Conacher driving up the left wing. Conacher drew Crawford from out of the net and slipped a pass into the crease where Stafford jammed it in after his first chance was blocked by Brent Seabrook. The assist for Ennis made up for a goal he had disallowed a few minutes earlier, when he was called for hooking Crawford. "I didnt think it was a penalty, and frustrated that I had the goal taken away," Ennis said. "But I dont think that was the turning point." The difference was the Sabres ongoing difficulties on offence, which has managed a league-low 122 goals. Buffalos power play went 0-for-5 on Sunday, and is 0-for-10 over its past four games. "What do we take out of that one?" Ennis said. "One: Jhonys playing great. Two: Weve got to stay out of the box. And, three: Our power plays got to be better." Enroth stopped 29 shots and had little chance on either of the two goals he gave up. With the game tied at 1 and the Sabres mounting a threat in Chicagos end to open the third period, Toews answered by capping a 3-on-2 rush the other way. Andrew Shaw crossed Buffalos blue line and found Brandon Saad breaking up the right wing. Saad drew Enroth his way before steering a pass through the crease to Toews, who then snapped it in the open side. It was Toews 25th goal of the season and sixth in four games. Toews has shown little sign of a post-Olympic hangover after he helped Canada win a gold medal at Sochi. "I think hes returned from the Olympics in great shape, very confident," Quenneville said. "He just seems to have the knack, has good pace with it, has the puck a lot as well. And when hes around the net, hes getting rewarded." The Blackhawks extended their win streak to five games against the Sabres. And with 90 points, they jumped into third place in the Western Conference standings, a point ahead of idle San Jose. 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The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because free agents cant sign contracts until the leagues moratorium ends July 10, also said Cartier Martin had agreed to a one-year contract with the rebuilding franchise.(SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Smith will make his return to The Palace of Auburn Hills Saturday night when his new team, the Houston Rockets, take on his old team, the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons shocked the NBA when they released the forward on Dec. 22. Smith had two years and almost $26 million left on his contract when the Pistons let him walk. After Smiths release, the Pistons won seven in a row to creep back in the conversation in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Since that streak, Detroit crashed back to Earth a bit with a 5-7 mark, which includes a four- game losing streak. Smith played his first game with the Rockets on Dec. 26 and the team is 12-7 since his acquisition. Im excited, Smith said. Its another opportunity to come out and get another win, especially against an old team. Theyre just friends. I dont have anything to prove. I think Ive proven everything in a body of work of me being in this league. This is my 11th year so I dont really have anything to prove. His old team isnt sure what to expect. I dont know Joshs mindset, said Stan Van Gundy, the head coach and president of basketball operations for the Pistons. Im sure hell want to come back and play well. I think almost everybody does when they come back and play against their old teams. Smiths current team is in much better shape than his old one. The Rockets won their fourth straight Friday night in a 93-87 road victory over the Boston Celtics. In the absence of Dwight Howard, Donatas Motiejunas had a career night to keep the Rockets winning streak alive.dddddddddddd. Motiejunas scored a career-high 26 points with 12 rebounds to lead the Rockets. Howard missed his third straight game with a knee injury. The team revealed earlier in the week that Howard is suffering from edema in the knee caused by fluid build-up in body tissues. Smith deposited 15 points and James Harden added 14 with seven assists and six rebounds for Houston. Detroits postseason chances were hurt when point guard Brandon Jennings went down for the season with a torn Achilles tendon. During this slide, the Pistons lost three of four on the road. On Wednesday, the Pistons fell to the Philadelphia 76ers, 89-69, which represented a season-low in points by 10. The 79-point display came on opening night. Holding a 6-4 lead, the Sixers went on a 22-4 run to take control. The Pistons missed 12 straight shots during the stretch that resulted in a 28-8 margin. Obviously, it was very difficult. We werent ready to play. I dont think Ive ever coached a game where one teams effort was that much better than my teams effort, Van Gundy said of his teams start. Greg Monroe ended with 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Pistons. Jodie Meeks had 19 points on 4-of-16 shooting against his former team, while Jonas Jerebko was the only other Detroit player in double figures with 10. The Rockets have won seven in a row against the Pistons and three straight in Motown. ' ' '