On Columbus Day, Sabres rookie Jack Eichel scored a highlight reel goal in a 4-2 home win over the Blue Jackets. The 2015 second overall pick put on a great hockey display stealing the puck from Jackets forward Boone Jenner to keep it in. Then he spun around and beat Sergei Bobrovsky from an impossible angle with a sick snipe.
Here’s how it was called by legendary Buffalo Sabres announcer Rick Jeanneret:
Ryan O’Reilly also got his first as a Sabre and set up Matt Moulson’s power play goal for the final margin of victory.
After dropping their first two games, Buffalo is 1-2-0 and aims to get back to .500 Thursday night at Florida. They’ll also make a stop at Tampa Saturday before returning home for a three-game home stand against the Leafs, Canadiens and Devils.