Jack Eichel is making up for lost time with the Sabres

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Some snicker when Buffalo Sabres fans lamented the loss of Jack Eichel for a big chunk of this season, but so far, he’s stormed into the 2016-17 campaign.

In his first game back, he helped create two goals in the first 10 minutes of play. This time around, he made the difference for Buffalo with two goals in the third period.

With that, Eichel has three goals and one assist in his two games back, and the Sabres have two wins, with tonight’s coming in a 4-3 decision against the mighty New York Rangers.

His first of two goals came on the power play, making it 3-3:

Eichel’s offense came in a flurry once more, as he collected the game-winner less than two minutes later.

Yep, that’s what you call a difference-maker. The Sabres are starting to feel it with a 4-1-1 record in their last six games, and even their Twitter feed’s showing a little added swagger: