Jack Eichel wins it in overtime for Sabres in Prospects Challenge


Sabres fans got a taste of what’s in store with prized first round pick Jack Eichel. During the Sabres’ 3-2 win over the Bruins in the #ProspectsChallenge, the 2015 second overall pick snapped home the overtime winner to cheers from excited fans.

Thanks to Five Victory on Twitter for the Vine above highlighting Eichel’s twisted wrister. The Buffalo hosts of #ProspectsChallenge rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Boston 3-2. Sabres prospects Vaclav Karabacek and Bryce Martin tallied in regulation to force overtime.

Eichel’s game-winner came with 37 seconds left. He finished with a goal and assist. Defenseman Jake McCabe had a helper. C.J. Motte had 27 saves.

Box Score: Bruins 2 Sabres 3

It was the finale of the tournament. Buffalo also defeated the Devils 6-2. A game that saw Eichel flash his all world skating ability. Sam Reinhart scored as did Nick Baptiste.

Highlights: Devils 2 Sabres 6

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About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included two stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil games. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has scored Berkeley Carroll basketball games since 2006 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. From players, coaches to administrators, it's a first class program. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree.
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