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Sport Eichel's 5 assists help Sabres stun NHL-leading Predators 7-4

07:15  01 april  2018
07:15  01 april  2018 Source:   ap.org

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Eichel ' s career five - assist night. BUF@NSH: Eichel records five helpers in Sabres ' win. NASHVILLE -- Jack Eichel had a NHL career-high five assists , Sam Reinhart scored a hat trick, and the Buffalo Sabres defeated the Nashville Predators 7 - 4 at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Sam Reinhart scored a hat trick with Jack Eichel adding a career-high five assists as the Buffalo Sabres stunned the NHL-leading Nashville Predators 7-4 Saturday night.

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Jack Eichel is the fourth player in Sabres history to tally five assists in one game, after he did so in a Conn Smythe Watch: Who' s leading the race for MVP of the NHL playoffs? Eichel assisted on Jason Pominville' s goal just 43 seconds into a 7 - 4 victory over the Predators , then added four more in

Jack Eichel scored two goals to extend his point streak to an NHL career-high 15 games for the Buffalo Sabres in a 4 -3 win against the Jimmy Vesey and Victor Olofsson scored, and Sam Reinhart had two assists for the Sabres (16-11-6), who have won three in a row and are 5 -1-3 in their past nine games.

BOX SCORE: SABRES 7, PREDATORS 4

Despite a league-worst 60 points, the Sabres outshot Nashville from the start and chased goalie Pekka Rinne after he gave up six goals on 29 shots through two periods.

Jason Pominville and Ryan O'Reilly also scored for Buffalo, and Eichel tied a franchise single-game record with his assists.

P.K. Subban, Austin Watson, Kyle Turris and Nick Boniono scored for Nashville.

The Sabres took control by scoring three power-play goals - two by Reinhart - on a 5-minute major after defenseman Victor Antipin was boarded by Nashville forward Scott Hartnell behind the Buffalo net at 14:09 of the second. Antipin was strapped to a backboard and taken off the ice on a stretcher.

Reinhart tied it up at 4 just 55 seconds into the power play, and he put Buffalo ahead at 17:18 with his second goal. Kyle Okposo scored his second of the night at 19:00 for the big lead.

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Jack Eichel doles out four helpers in the 2nd period as part of a five - assist night, setting a new career high in a 7 - 4 win for the Sabres . BUF@NSH: Eichel records five helpers in Sabres ' win. DAL@TBL, Gm5: Sergachev takes lead with one-timer.

Buffalo Sabres forward Jeff Skinner is stepping up to help people fight the coronavirus by donating Eichel is teaming up with Bauer Hockey to purchase 5 ,000 Makar of Avalanche wins Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the year. Led first-year defensemen in goals, was second in assists , points.

This game also marked the NHL debut of Nashville rookie Eeli Tolvanen, and coach Peter Laviolette gave Filip Forsberg the night off and replaced him with the Finn who set the KHL scoring record for an 18-year-old with Jokerit before being eliminated in the second round of the playoffs.

Pominville started the scoring 43 seconds in.

Nashville led 2-1 at the end of the first with Subban scoring on a slap shot that deflected off Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen at 2:59 for a rare Nashville power-play goal. The Predators came into the game 3 of 49 on the man advantage since March 1. Nashville led 2-1 at 17:00 of the first with Mattias Ekholm's shot from the point deflecting off Watson.

Turris made it 3-1 a couple minutes into the second.

O'Reilly scored at 5:45 of the second on the power play, and Okposo tied it up at 3 with a wrister from the slot off a rebound at 7:20. The Predators took a 4-3 lead at 12:50 when Bonino hopped over Johnson's left leg and backhanded the puck into the net. Buffalo lots its challenge for goaltender interference with Johnson on his belly in the crease.

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Eichel had two goals to extend his NHL - leading point streak to 15 games, and linemate Victor Oloffson scored the deciding goal in the third period as Buffalo rallied to beat the Nashville Predators 4 -3 for their third straight win. Jimmy Vesey also scored, Sam Reinhart had two assists , and Linus Ullmark

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Reinhart got his hat trick at 11:43 of the third.

NOTES: Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson, Nashville's leading goal scorer, played only 43 seconds of the second before going to the locker room to stay. ... Eichel had Buffalo's first five-point game since Thomas Vanek on Jan. 31, 2013, at Boston. ... Fisher played in his 1,100th career NHL game. ... The Sabres assigned forward Kyle Crisuolo, coming off an injury, to AHL Rochester before the game.

UP NEXT

Sabres: Visit Toronto on Monday night.

Predators: Visit Tampa Bay on Sunday.

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