Jack Eichel marked his 21st birthday Saturday, but he did not leave the ice in a celebratory mood.
After a 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks, Eichel was caught by the TV camera snapping his stick in half over his knee and yelling an audible expletive.
Buffalo fell to 3-7-2, including 1-3-1 in KeyBank Center.
Jack Eichel furious after Sabres lose to the Sharks on his 21st birthday pic.twitter.com/H5HHHZdv5Y
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) October 28, 2017
Eichel found the net in the first period but did not score. As Eichel celebrated his apparent power-play goal, San Jose's Peter DeBoer issued a coach's challenge for goaltender interference. Officials sided with the Sharks and erased the goal.
Here is audio of Eichel meeting with the media after the game: