Buffalo Sabres rookie Jack Eichel notched his first career goal in his first career game. On the power play, Eichel took a pass from behind the Ottawa net and sniped a shot past Ottawa Senators netminder Craig Anderson.
Well, that didn’t take long.
Buffalo Sabres first round pick Jack Eichel has already found the back of the net. In the seasoning-opening game against the Ottawa Senators, Eichel buried the first tally of his career.
In the third period, the 18-year-old Eichel took a pass from behind the net and notched his first career tally by blowing a wristshot over the shoulder of Ottawa Senators netminder Craig Anderson.
The goal, which was assisted by Marcus Foligno and Evander Kane, came with 10:49 left in the Sabres 3-1 loss to the Senators.
Eichel nearly sparked a rally for Buffalo, too, as Evander Kane scored within minutes of the Sabres’ goal. However, after Kane’s goal found the back of the net, Senators coach Dave Cameron challenged the call and the goal was overruled by officials.
Eichel finished his first game with 3 shots and nearly 22 minutes on ice.