Eichel dished out three assists and had three shots in Monday's 6-1 win at Philadelphia. He also went 14-for-25 (56.0 percent) in the faceoff circle.
Eichel has yet to score a goal through three games, but he's already managed to pile up six assists. He was in on back-to-back Sam Reinhart goals in the second period and drew the second assist on Victor Olofsson's power-play tally late in the third. It's just a matter of time before Eichel finds the back of the net -- he scored a career-high 36 times last season -- but it's good to see him being productive for managers in the meantime.
Eichel set up two goals in Thursday's 6-4 loss to Washington.
Eichel led all forwards in the game in ice time with 22:12. And one of his helpers came on the power play, where he worked alongside newcomer Taylor Hall. Eichel delivered at a 1.15 point-per-game pace in 2019-20 and his game is headed to even higher levels. We can't wait to see what Hall and Eichel can do together. Thursday was a solid start.
As expected, Eichel (upper body) is on the ice for Wednesday's practice, Martin Biron of MSG Western New York reports.
An upper-body injury kept Eichel off the ice for the first few days of Buffalo's training camp, but he'll have plenty of time to get up to speed ahead of the Sabres' regular-season opener against Washington on Jan. 14. He'll be centering what could end up being one of the more dangerous lines in the NHL with Taylor Hall and Victor Olofsson set to skate on his wings.
Eichel (upper body) is expected to return to practice Wednesday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Eichel has been unavailable up to this point, but the team didn't sound overly concerned about the star player's injury and listed him as day-to-day. A Wednesday return would give Eichel more than a week to prepare for Buffalo's Jan. 14 season opener against the Capitals. Teammates Victor Olofsson (upper body) and Linus Ullmark (quarantine) are also expected back Wednesday.
Eichel (upper body) won't practice Sunday, but coach Ralph Krueger isn't concerned about his availability for the Sabres' regular-season opener against the Capitals on Jan. 14, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
The Sabres are being extremely cautious with their franchise cornerstone, but it sounds like Eichel should make his training camp debut sooner rather than later. The 24-year-old pivot will be skating with the best linemates of his career in Taylor Hall and Victor Olofsson (arm) in 2020-21, so he's poised to have his best season yet.
Eichel will miss Friday's training camp session due to an upper-body issue.
According to the team's release, Eichel is considered day-to-day so it's unlikely that this injury will affect his availability for Opening Night against Washington on Jan. 14. Still, the elite center will need time to get acclimated to playing alongside offseason addition Taylor Hall. Despite the shortened campaign, Eichel could still push for the 20-goal mark this year, which would extend his streak to six straight seasons.
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.
Eichel had a goal and two assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over Columbus.
Eichel got his team on the board with his 32nd goal of the season in the second period. He then rekindled his chemistry with Victor Oloffson, who was returning from a lower-body injury. Eichel assisted on Olofsson's power-play tally in the third period then added a helper on Olofsson's overtime winner. The second overall selection from the 2015 draft is up to 32 goals and 73 points in 57 games, and Eichel has been held without a point only once in his last nine games and twice in the last 19.
Eichel picked up two assists in Friday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.
After seeing a four-game point streak snapped Thursday against the Red Wings, Eichel was right back at it Friday. The 23-year-old has racked up six goals and 15 points in 14 games since the beginning of January, a pace that actually represents a downturn for him given his blistering early season production.
Eichel scored his 31st goal of the season in overtime Saturday to give the Sabres a 2-1 win over the Blue Jackets.
The 23-year-old superstar found the back of the net for the third straight game. Eichel has now piled up seven goals and 14 points over the last 13 games, and he remains on pace for the first 100-point campaign in his career.
Eichel scored a goal in a 3-1 loss to Montreal on Thursday.
It was his 30th of the season, a plateau he hit for the first time in his career. Eichel is shooting well above his career average, so this pace is likely unsustainable. But if he keeps up his overall offensive excellence, Eichel could hit the 100-point mark for the first time. His talent is undeniable.
Eichel scored a goal on three shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to Ottawa.
Eichel notched his 29th goal of the season midway through the second period, banging home a loose puck when Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson failed to smother it. This established a new career high for Eichel in just his 49th game of the season. Eichel, who has 63 points, should also blow past the career-high 82 he registered in 2018-19.
Eichel recorded an assist, two blocked shots, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Stars.
Eichel had the secondary helper on Jimmy Vesey's opening tally in the first period. With the assist, the superstar center has a nine-game point streak -- he's racked up four goals and seven helpers in that span. The 23-year-old has 62 points (28 tallies, 34 assists), 160 shots on goal and a plus-13 rating in 47 contests this season. He'll try to stretch the streak into double-digits Saturday in Nashville.
Eichel recorded two points, including a power-play assist, in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Golden Knights.
Leading all forwards in ice time (20:13), Eichel was arguably the best player on the ice Tuesday. The Sabres' captain has points in eight straight games and collected his sixth game-winning goal of the season, putting Eichel in a tie for third in that category.
Eichel collected two assists in Saturday's 6-3 loss to Vancouver, pushing his point streak to six games.
Eichel failed to find the back of the net Saturday, taking three shots in the loss, but did he come away with a pair of helpers, including one with the man advantage. Eichel can't be happy with his team's collective performance this season, but with 58 points in 44 games, the Sabres' captain has been nothing short of sensational in 2019-20.
Eichel scored his 27th goal of the season and had three shots in a 5-1 loss to the Blues on Thursday.
Eichel provided Buffalo's only offense of the night when he found the net 4:22 into the second period. The goal extended his point streak to five games (three goals, two assists) and brought him to within a goal of matching the career-high 28 he scored in 2018-19. He also upped his team-leading point total to 56. The 23-year-old has clearly taken his game to new heights this season, and that career-high shooting percentage (17.7) certainly hasn't hurt.
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