Jack Eichel may have lost in his Vegas Golden Knights debut. But the 25-year old franchise centreman is certainly in a better spot than he was with the Buffalo Sabres. In an interview with Ashali Vise Eichel opened up the chat with a subtle roast to the Sabres.
To Jack Eichel- @ashalivise asks- "Do you remember the last game you played in"
Jack- "Well I know we lost" #LetsGoBuffalo
— Owen Krepps (@OKrepps85) February 16, 2022
Later in the day fellow former Sabre Sam Reinhart also had some comments on his career with the Sabres. Reinhart scored the game-tying goal against the Carolina Hurricanes which thanks to TNT broadcasting the game, pushed the Golden Knights game back to 7:30 pm.
.@GeorgeRichards: "Did that feel like a Playoff type game?"
— Colby Guy (@ColbyDGuy) February 17, 2022
Oh and just a refresher, Marc-Andre Fleury is not coming back to the Golden Knights.
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Beijing: Team Canada women’s hockey has won Gold at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games as they beat team USA 3-2 in the Gold Medal Game. Captain clutch, Marie Philip-Poulin scored two goals en route to her third Gold Medal. She has scored four goals in Gold Medal games in her career. Elsewhere Team Finland defeated Team Switzerland to win the bronze medal.
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