Jack Eichel began his night against the San Jose Sharks with a scoring chance on his first shift. The Sabres captain caught a pass from linemate Sam Reinhart in tight to the net and chose to forego a shot, opting instead to send a return pass that skipped by Reinhart and out toward the blue line.
A similar play happened to begin the second period when Eichel put his world-class skating on display during a rush to the net and again opted to attempt a pass to Reinhart. In both cases, he knew he had chances to shoot. And yes, he heard the fans telling him too. Read More