The Sabres spent three periods in Tampa and the first period against the Capitals showing us what they are capable of. They skated, they hit and best of all, they played with urgency.
On Saturday the Capitals couldn’t handle what was thrown at them in the first 20 minutes. Jack Eichel went right to work getting on a puck fast in the offense zone. As he cycled it to Jeff Skinner, I could hear Jason Pominville yell from the press box. He was wide open and Skinner put the pass right on his stick. Pominville isn’t going to miss very often from there. Read More
Jack Eichel looked as though he might play the full five minutes in overtime, if that’s what it took.
The Sabres captain had missed on a pair of point-blank chances in the first period and rung the crossbar with a backhand shot in overtime when he gathered the puck in the neutral zone at Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday, already a minute into a long shift. Read More
In the moments following a 7-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres were already looking forward.
The Oilers’ seven goals were the most allowed by the Sabres in single game this season, the result of costly mistakes that piled up throughout the night. Eichel and his teammates acknowledged the areas in need of improvement while also stressing the importance of remaining even-keeled. Read More
The Sabres got off to a quick start against the Bruins and it was again the Jack Eichel line that got it started. Sam Reinhart hit a breaking Jeff Skinner with a nice backhand pass from his own zone. Zdena Chara had no chance to keep up with the speedy Skinner, but Tuukka Rask made the save as the winger broke free. Marco Scandella made a great read on the play and deposited his second goal of the season into the empty net. Read More
Ryan O’Reilly scored against his former team and Jake Allen made 30 saves, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday at Enterprise Center.
The only goal for the Sabres came courtesy of Jack Eichel on the power play in the second period. St. Louis had scored three times in the second, including twice in a 54-second span before Eichel found the net. Read More