With 1.8 seconds left on the clock, Jack Eichel was finally able to exhale.
The Buffalo Sabres captain had already broken his career-high in ice time when he stepped in front of New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk to block a shot from point-blank range in the game’s final minute on Saturday, temporarily protecting his team’s one-goal lead.
When the puck was iced to set up another defensive-zone draw, Eichel did it again. This time when he blocked the shot, he sped past Shattenkirk and buried the puck into an empty-net to put the finishing touches on a 3-1 win. Read More