Jack Eichel and Jeff Skinner made their impact on All-Star weekend in San Jose. The two stars of the Buffalo Sabres represented their team well in the All-Star skills contest on Friday and All-Star Game on Saturday evening.
Eichel participated in the fastest skater competition on Friday in the skills contest and finished second behind Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid by only .2 seconds.
Skinner competed in the puck control relay, but it during the shootout streak competition that the scoring forward showed off his skill. New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was working on a 12-shooter streak when Skinner broke the streak with a beautiful move.
Both Eichel and Skinner scored a goal during the game last night in their 7-4 loss to the Metropolitan Division. Eichel open the scoring for the Atlantic Division with a nice move to beat Lundqvist.
Skinner scored the Atlantic’s third goal of the game to tie it at 3-3 with a nice move to flick the puck under the bar behind Brayden Holtby of the Washington Capitals.
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The Metro Division ended up winning the All-Star Game, defeating the Central Division 10-5. Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby was awarded the All-Star Game MVP.
The Sabres are back in action on Tuesday night in Columbus against the Blue Jackets. They’ll back on the ice tonight practicing at HARBORCENTER.