Share this article

print logo

Watch: Frustrated Jack Eichel breaks stick over knee after loss to Sharks

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.

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.

With disallowed goal and smashed stick, not ideal 21st birthday for Sabres' Eichel

Here is audio of Eichel meeting with the media after the game:

The Wraparound: Sharks 3, Sabres 2

Story topics: /

There are no comments - be the first to comment