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Eichel: 'They must just be booing me because they wish I was still here;' Buffalo Sabres beat Golden Knights 3-1

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Posted at 10:56 PM, Mar 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-11 10:50:13-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Sabres spoiled Jack Eichel's return to Buffalo after their 3-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights.

A tribute video to Eichel was aired during a break, which was met with booing from the crowd.

Shortly after that, Sabres forward Peyton Krebs scored the first goal of the night.

The Sabres kept the lead through to the third period until Ben Hutton tied it up for Vegas. Victor Olofsson brought the lead back with a power-play goal with 3:44 remaining.

Firing up Sabres fans even more, was an empty-net goal by Alex Tuch making the final score 3 to 1 Sabres.

Important to note that Krebs and Tuch, who both put up points on the scoreboard, were acquired through the trade that sent Eichel to Vegas in November.

"It's about the loudest I've heard this place ever. Really, it only took seven years and me leaving for them to get into the game," said Eichel after the game. "There was plenty of people here that were supporting me and there was plenty of people here that were booing me. They must just be booing me because they wish I was still here."

Sabres goalie Craig Anderson was honored after Thursday's victory which marked his 300th NHL win.