Video Of Day: Jack Eichel scores highlight reel goal

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.

About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included separate stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also interned for or hockey historian Stan Fischler and worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil telecasts. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has covered consecutive Staten Island Yankees NY Penn League championships in '05 and '06. He also scored Berkeley Carroll high school basketball games from '06-14 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree. The Battle Of New York administrator and chief editor can be followed below on Twitter and Facebook.
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