Served as backup in four games (4/19-4/25) ... Stopped 18 shots to earn his first career playoff win in his first playoff start in Game 2 vs. NYI (4/17) ... Became the fifth rookie goaltender in Capitals history to pick up a win in his playoff debut ... Became the first German-born goaltender to start a playoff game.
2014-15 Regular Season
Posted a 27-17-5 record with six shutouts, a 2.30 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage in 49 games with Hershey (AHL) this season ... Ranks third in the AHL in wins, tied for third in shutouts, 10th in goals-against average and tied for 10th in the League in save percentage ... Stopped 23 of 25 shots in win vs. ANA (2/6) ... Served as backup in two games (3/15-3/16) ... Represented the Eastern Conference at the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic and won the top goaltender award at the skills competition.
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