Eshel has a hat-trick, the golden knights lead the Saber for a ninth straight win

Buffalo – Jack Eichel Scoring three goals and making an assist, the Vegas Golden Knights won their ninth straight, 7-4 victory over the Buffalo Sabers at KeyBank Center on Thursday.

This was Eshel’s first points in his second match against the Saber since he was traded for the Golden Knights Alex Touch And the Beton Crisps On November 4, 2021.

He was greeted with heavy boos every time he was on the ice.

“It’s a disease,” Eshel said. “It’s a pleasure to come here and win. I think that was the most important thing for our group tonight. They were desperate and gave us everything we could handle. We found a way to put on the plays when we needed to.”

Chandler Stevenson He had one goal and three assists, Alex Petrangelo He had a goal and two passes, and Logan Thompson He made 31 saves for the Golden Knights (13-2-0), who swept a five-game wild ride for the first time.

“Probably the best start to my career ever,” Captain Vegas Mark Stone He said. “Kit on wood, good health. Goalkeeping is great, our defense was good. Jack was leading the way offensively, but if you look down on the board a lot of guys are attacking offensively. … So it was a good game for us and it’s a good start. We have to go home and carry the momentum.”

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Thompson’s crown record twice, Dylan Cousins two passes, and Eric Comry Made 29 saves to Saber (7-7-0), who lost four in a row.

“I think we’ve been a little weak at times and give them a free attack and they’re a good team,” Thompson said. “They’ll make you pay. That’s something we have to learn to move forward, manage the tweaks in both the blue lines and make sure we don’t flip it. It’s the way things go sometimes. We just have to be a little better.”

Stephenson gave the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead in the power game at 5:44 of the first half with one timer from the bottom of the rebounding right circle.

Thompson tied 1-1 at 16:23 on strong play from the left circle from an invisible pass from Kyle Okposu.

Nicholas Haig He appeared to score after 23 seconds but the goal was disallowed when a video review revealed that Hague entered the ball into the attacking area without possession and control and was offside.

Phil Kessel Vegas gave a 2-1 lead in 3:43 of the second period on one timer from the left circle.

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Casey Mittelstadt He cut into the net with strong play and lifted the side of the back-stick over Logan Thompson to equalize 2-2 at 14:09.

Paul Cotter He put Vegas ahead with a 3-2 lead on a breakout, and the disc crawled off Comrie’s right leg at 17:08.

“We gave them a lot,” said Sabers coach Don Granato. “I thought Comrie was cool during the first part, the breakup we all gave up was self-made. He was so good there and there was enough opportunity for us to make it, to do good things. We didn’t shift, he didn’t clean up the dirt.”

Petrangelo pushed it to 4-2 at 3:52 of the third half when his point-blank shot hit the defender’s stick. Jacob Bryson. It was his first goal this season.

Eichel was left exposed on the left side of the net to extend it to 5-2 in 6:13. He has 12 points (six goals and six assists) in seven consecutive points.

“It felt good,” Eshel said. “I had a bit of a breakup. … They were obviously with me all night. Yes, it was a relief to get one. It was a big point in the match for our group. I never felt like we were in complete control. Give them a lot of credit. They are a team Really good there. They make a lot of plays and put a lot of pressure on you defensively. They have some really good players.”

Thompson cut it back to 5-3 at 9:40, as she led the net around The Hague and scored the top corner.

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Eichel made it 6-3 at 14:37 from the bottom right circle.

Rasmus Asplund He cut it to 6-4 with a shortened goal at 16:31.

Eshel completed his third National Hockey League hat-trick when he scored in the empty net with eight seconds remaining in the final 7-4.

“I don’t think we’ve come to our identity any time this year,” Granato said. “These are the attitudes that guide you towards your identity. We played a little bit better at pace and generated more, had more shots and more shot attempts. We scored four, obviously. We had posts, we had little missed chances, so [generating] Not an issue. It gives lots and lots of freebies. That was the challenge. That was the topic for tonight, obviously. You trade chances with the talent they have, it works the way you did.”

Notes: Vegas record 10 consecutive victories, April 9-28, 2021. … Golden Knights put goalkeeper Laurent Prosuite on concessions. … Pietrangelo has 400 passes from the NHL. … Thompson has 15 points (nine goals and six assists) in the last eight games. He is the first Sabers player to score 10 goals in 14 games or less since Thomas Vanek did so in 10 games in 2012-13. … buffalo forward Vinnie Hinostroza He got an assist at 14:42 after being scratched in his last five matches. … The Golden Knights have scored the first goal 11 times this season and lead the National Hockey League with 20 goals in the first half. …the Saber has at least one power-playing goal in eight consecutive games for the first time since Dec 19, 2008-January. 6, 2009. They are 11 to 31 (35.5 percent) in line.

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