McDonald was assessed a five-minute boarding major and a game misconduct for a hit he delivered to Ben Lovejoy at the 18:54 mark of the second period of Tuesday night's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center.
Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.
— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL