Eichel scored a pair of third-period goals -- one on the power play -- 1:43 apart Thursday, turning a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 win over the Rangers.

If his first two games back from injury are any indication, Eichel spent the last two months chomping at the bit on the sidelines; now that he's finally been unleashed, he's immediately jumped right into terrorizing opposing defenses and goaltenders. There's no doubt that he has the talent to be one of the top few players in the NHL, and his return seems to have energized the Sabres, who have instantly started looking more confident on the ice. The next step is showing staying power -- Eichel went through a number of quiet patches last year, so he'll need to show us some consistency before he can be considered a true star of the league.

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