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."
Jack Eichel: yeah, it's about the loudest I've heard this building ever. Really, it only took seven years and me leaving to get into the game........they must just be booing me because they wish I was still here 👀 @WKBW pic.twitter.com/2FatvHS1d7— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) March 11, 2022
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