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Eichel has hat-trick as Golden Knights win ninth straight

BUFFALO — Jack Eichel hat-trick and assists Vegas Golden Knights 7-4 win over Vegas Golden Knights, A ninth straight win for the Buffalo Sabres Thursday at the KeyBank Center. This was Eicher’s first point in Game 2 against the Sabres since he was traded to the Golden Knights for

Alex Tuch and Peyton Krebs November 4, 2021. Every time he was on the ice he was booed violently. “It’s satisfying,” Eicher said. “It’s satisfying to come here and win. I think that’s the most important thing for our team tonight. They were desperate, they gave us everything we could, and we found a way to do it when we needed to. The way the game is played.” Chandler Stephenson scored a goal and 3 assists, Alex Pietrangelo had a goal and two assists, Logan Thompson made 31 saves for Vegas (13-2-0), sweeping the first road trip in five games. “It was probably the best start of my career,” Golden Knights captain Mark Stone Say. “Knock on wood, fit. Great goalie, our defense has been good. Jack has a little lead on offense, but if you look down on the board, a lot of guys cut on offense. … So, it’s a A great game for us and it’s a good start. We have to go home and keep the momentum going.” VIDEO: Jake Eicher gets third career hat-trick Taj Thompson scored twice, Dylan Cozens had 2 assists, Eric Comrie Made 29 saves for the Sabres (7-7-0), who lost four straight. “I think it was a little sloppy when we gave them free play at times, and they’re a good team,” Thompson said. “They’re going to cost you. That’s something we have to learn going forward, managing the puck on the two blue lines and making sure we don’t flip it over. Sometimes that’s it. We just need to be better.” Stephenson gave Vegas a 1-0 lead at 5:44 of the first quarter with a timed from the bottom of the right confrontation lap. Thompson made it 1-1 from a left-lap power play at 16:23, while Kyle Okposo. Nicolas Hague appeared to score 23 seconds later, but was offside when video review showed Hague leading the puck into the attacking zone without control and control. Phil Kessel in second A timer on the left lap gave the Golden Knights a 2-1 lead at 3:43 of the quarter. VIDEO: [email protected]: Kessel wins in second quarter Season 2 Casey Mittelstadt in a power play cut into the net and raised a backhand to tie it 2-2 14:09. Paul Cotter at 17:08 with 3-2 lead to Vegas. “We gave them too much,” Buffalo coach Don Granato said. “I think Comrie was great early on; the breakthroughs we gave up were self-inflicted. He played really well there, and we had plenty of opportunities to do it and do good things. We just didn’t convert, didn’t clean up sloppy.” Pietrandello made it 4-2 at 3:52 of the third quarter when his point went off the stick of the Sabres defender

Jacob Bryson . It was his first goal of the season. Eicher was not covered on the left side of the net to make it 5-2 at 6:13. He had 12 points (six goals, six assists) in his seven-game winning streak. “It feels good,” Eicher said. “I had a couple of breaks. … They were obviously on me all night. Yeah, it felt good to get one. It was a big point in the game for our group. It never felt like we were completely Controlled them. A lot of credit to them; they were a really good team out there. They played a lot and put a lot of pressure on you on the defensive end. They had some really good players.” Thompson made it 5-3 at 9:40, teeing off near The Hague and hitting the top corner. VIDEO: [email protected]: Thompson at #3 Round scored the 10th goal of the season Eicher led 6-3 from the bottom of the right lap at 14:37. Rasmus Asplund An underhanded goal made it 6-4 at 16:31, but Eichel completed his third NHL hat-trick with eight seconds left in the 7-4 final goal score. “I don’t think we got our identity at any point this year,” Granato said. “Those situations lead you to who you are. We played a little bit better in rhythm, we created more, we had more shots and more shot attempts. Obviously, we scored four points. We had Opportunities, we had close misses, so [generating] wasn’t a problem. It offered too many, too many freebies. That’s the challenge. Obviously, that’s the problem tonight. “You trade opportunities with the talent they have, and the way it works is successful. ” NOTE: The longest winning streak in Las Vegas is 10, from April 9-28, 2021.  … Golden Knights Team Goalkeeper Laurent Brossoit on waivers.… Pietrangelo has 400 NHL caps Assists.…Thompson has 15 points (nine goals, six assists) in his last eight games. He is the first in 14 games since Thomas Wanek scored 10 goals in 10 games in 2012-13 A player with 10 goals. … Buffalo Forward Vinnie Hinostroza has an assist at 14:42 and is scratched in the last five games. …The Golden Knights have scored 11 first goals this season and are in the first Leading the NHL with 20 goals in a stage. …Buffalo had at least one power goal in eight straight games, the first time since Dec. 19-January 2008. June 6, 2009. Sabres 11 for 31 in a row (35.5%).



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