Eichel has racked up 36 goals and 78 points in 68 games this campaign. Eichel has already set a new career high in goals, game-winning goals (9) and power-play points (27) this year, and if the NHL ultimately resumes regular-season play, he won't have any trouble eclipsing the personal best in points (82) he set in 2018-19, too. At just 23 years old, Eichel's best years are still ahead of him.
Eichel scored a power-play goal on four shots and went 12-for-22 (54.5 percent) on faceoffs in Monday's 3-2 shootout win over Washington. Eichel got all of a one-timer from the left faceoff circle to give the Sabres a 2-0 lead less than a minute into the second period. It was his 36th goal of the season, extending his career high, but his first point in the last seven games. Despite the brief scoring slump, Eichel's 78 points in 68 games have him on track to surpass the 82 he racked up a year ago.
Eichel, who was held without a point for the second straight game in Wednesday's loss to Colorado, didn't take a faceoff as he's nursing an upper-body injury, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports. It sounds like Eichel will play through the pain as the Sabres try to rally for a playoff spot, though it's something to keep an eye on as it's rare he gets held off the scoreboard in back-to-back games. That said, Eichel's got 77 points in 62 games this season and should be in your lineup whenever he's on the ice, pain or no pain.
Eichel scored two power-play goals in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Penguins. His tally midway through the first period ended up being the game-winner, as Carter Hutton was able to stifle every Pittsburgh shooter except for Evgeni Malkin. Eichel extended his point streak to seven games, during which he's racked up four goals and 11 points, and he's now matched his career highs in power-play goals (10) and points (26) with Saturday's performance.
Eichel netted a power-play tally on five shots in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs. Eichel's third-period tally sparked a run of three goals in 1:31 for the Sabres. The star center is riding a five-game point streak with two markers and six assists in that span. He's at 74 points (33 goals, 41 helpers) through 58 contests this season.
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