Sunday, February 14, 2016

Video: The Eichel Tower Grows

Great call by Sabres play-by-play man Dan Dunleavy here (listen and watch above)--and an even nicer goal by rookie Jack Eichel, who cruises from his own zone like an artillery tank, daring somebody to try to hit him as he saunters into Avalanche territory. Nobody does and when Eichel reaches the familiar territory of the right faceoff circle (his favorite place to be) he launches a seeing-eye wrister, using the screen beautifully to notch his 17th tally of the season.

Not only is the tower growing, the rookie scoring race is also heating up. After Buffalo's 4-1 over the Avs today, which also featured a goal from Buffalo rookie Sam Reinhart, both Eichel and Reinhart are just one goal off Artemi Panarin's pace: