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Eichel to make 3rd All-Star appearance this weekend

Sabres captain leads team in all offensive categories heading into All-Star Weekend

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak /

St. Louis is the site for the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend and Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel is set to make his third All-Star appearance in a row.

The festivities begin Friday night with the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills competition at 8 p.m. on NBCSN and then conclude with the 2020 NHL All-Star Game on Saturday at 8 on NBC. For the fifth straight season, the All-Star Game will feature a three-game tournament, played in a 3-on-3 format, showcasing teams from each NHL division competing for a $1 million winner-take-all prize pool. Stay tuned for full coverage this weekend on

Eichel is having a career year for the Sabres, leading the team in every offensive category. Through 48 games, he has 28 goals (good for 5th in the NHL), 34 assists (12th) and 62 points (9th). 

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Dahlin on NHL All-Star 'Last Men In' ballot

Fans can cast their votes to add Dahlin to the Atlantic Division's 2020 NHL All-Star roster until Jan. 10

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak /

Want to see Rasmus Dahlin at the 2020 NHL All-Star Game? 

The Buffalo Sabres defenseman is on the ballot for the 2020 NHL All-Star Last Men In fan vote. 

For the second straight season, the NHL is allowing fans to select four players from a list of 31 players - one from each NHL team as determined by the League's Hockey Operations Department - to be added to the divisional rosters for All-Star Weekend in St. Louis on Jan. 24 and 25. 

The highest vote-getters by division then will be added to their respective All-Star rosters. Voting for the Last Men In runs until Friday, Jan. 10, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Eichel named to 2020 Atlantic Division All-Star team

Fans can vote for Dahlin on Last Men In ballot starting Jan. 1

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak /

For the third year in a row, Jack Eichel will represent the Buffalo Sabres at the NHL's All-Star Weekend. 

This year's festivities will take place on Jan. 24 and 25 in St. Louis. The Skills Challenge will take place Friday night and the All-Star Game will be played on Saturday. The NHL announced the rosters for the Atlantic, Metropolitan, Central and Pacific division teams this afternoon.

The Atlantic Divsion roster consists of Eichel, captain David Pastrnak (BOS), forwards Tyler Bertuzzi (DET), Anthony Duclair (OTT), Jonathan Huberdeau (FLA) and Auston Matthews (TOR), defensemen Shea Weber (MTL) and Victor Hedman (TBL), and goaltenders Tuukka Rask (BOS) and Frederik Andersen (TOR). 

Eichel, in his second season as Sabres captain, leads Buffalo with 24 goals, 28 assists and 52 points. 

His season has been highlighted by an 18-game personal point streak, which tied the franchise record set by Gilbert Perreault in 1971-72. Eichel recorded 32 points (16+16) in that stretch. 

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Eichel, Skinner both score goals to cap All-Star Weekend

Atlantic Division falls to Metropolitan Division, 7-4

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber /

SAN JOSE - It was a short outing for the Atlantic Division, but that didn't stop Jack Eichel and Jeff Skinner from leaving their marks on the 2019 NHL All-Star Game at SAP Center on Saturday night. 

Eichel and Skinner both scored goals in the Atlantic's 7-4 loss to the Metropolitan Division, which resulted in an early exit in the 3-on-3 tournament. The Metro went on to win the event with a 10-5 win over the Central Division in the final. 

Neither of the players dwelled on the result when they shared the podium afterward. 

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Eichel, Skinner turn in memorable moments at All-Star Skills Competition

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber /

SAN JOSE - For all the highlight-reel plays made at SAP Center on Friday night, Jeff Skinner said that the most memorable aspect of the 2019 NHL All-Star Skills Compeition was the people he got to spend it with. 

"My parents and little sister are here, then I've got a couple friends," Skinner said. "And then my friend Eichs is here."

Skinner and Jack Eichel were together representing the Sabres as the on-ice portion of All-Star Weekend began, and both players managed to produce their own memorable moments in process.

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Eichel, Skinner carry chemistry into All-Star Weekend

Sabres representatives arrived in San Jose for Media Day on Thursday

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber /

SAN JOSE - Given the way their first 45 games as teammates went, it seemed fitting that Jack Eichel and Jeff Skinner shared a podium when the NHL's brightest stars assembled for All-Star Media Day at City National Civil Auditorium on Thursday evening. 

"It feels like we're back in the locker room," Skinner said, flashing the trademark smile that's become familiar to fans in Buffalo over the past five months. 
Eichel and Skinner carved their paths to San Jose with a center-wing chemistry that's wrought comparisons to Pat LaFontaine and Alexander Mogilny. Eichel leads the Sabres and ranks 26th in the NHL with 52 points; Skinner is tied for second in the league with 30 goals. They've connected for 22 goals.

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Skinner on winning All-Star vote: 'Shows how much fans love the Sabres'

Forward is headed to All-Star Weekend after fans selected him as 'Last Man In'

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RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA - The last time Jeff Skinner played in the NHL All-Star Game, he was an 18-year-old rookie with the Carolina Hurricanes, halfway through his first pro season. He became the youngest player ever to be named to an All-Star team in any of North America's four major sports.

That was in 2011 and he remembers being in the dressing room of what is now PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., surrounded by future Hall of Famers and the other great players of the time. 

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Skinner voted 'Last Man In,' joins Eichel as Atlantic Division All-Star

Forward ranks second in NHL with 29 goals this season

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber /

Jeff Skinner is going to San Jose. 

The Sabres winger has been voted as the 'Last Man In' on the Atlantic Division All-Star team, the league announced Friday afternoon. The new initiative from the NHL gave fans the chance to vote up to 10 times per day to select the final player on each division's roster for All-Star Weekend, which will be held Jan. 25 and 26 at SAP Center.

Skinner is tied with Toronto's John Tavares for second in the NHL with 29 goals this season. He's on pace to score the third-most goals in Sabres history, trailing only Alexander Mogilny in 1992-93 (76) and Danny Gare in 1979-80 (56). 

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Fans can vote for Skinner as 'Last Man In' for All-Star Game

Fans can vote up to 10 times per day through Jan. 10

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber /

Jeff Skinner was excluded from the NHL's initial Atlantic Division All-Star roster on Wednesday, but a trip to San Jose might still be in the cards for the Sabres' leading goal scorer. 

Skinner is Buffalo's candidate on the league's "Last Man In" ballot, which gives fans the opportunity to select the final player on all four division rosters. Fans can vote up to 10 times per day through Jan. 10. 

"Jeff Skinner's obviously been a big, a big contributor for us, has put us in this position," Sabres coach Phil Housley said. 

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Eichel named to 2019 Atlantic Division All-Star team

Fans can send Skinner to All-Star Weekend with "Last Men In" vote

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak /

Jack Eichel is on the way to San Jose. 

The Buffalo Sabres captain will represent his club on the Atlantic Division roster for NHL All-Star Weekend on Jan. 25 and 26, the NHL announced Wednesday night. It marks the second time Eichel will participate in the All-Star Game. 

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