BUFFALO, NY — Jack Eichel was not a happy birthday boy when he exited the ice after the Sabres' 3-2 loss on Saturday.

Eichel, whose 21st birthday is Saturday, snapped his stick over his knee and dropped an f-bomb as the television broadcast showed the Sabres heading to their dressing room.

The video above doesn't include the expletive, but you can find the raw footage by taking a quick look on Twitter.

Eichel was much calmer when he spoke with reporters after the game and said it's "frustrating" that team couldn't pick up a point.

"It's definitely a tough one to swallow," Eichel said of the loss. "Those ones get you going, first-period power-play goals. Our power play's been struggling. It's not like I've been finding the back of the net a ton."

Below are his full comments after the game.


Eichel got the puck past the Sharks goaltender in the first period, but a coach's challenge for goaltender interference took disallowed the goal.

Eichel is tied with Evander Kane and Jason Pominville for the team lead in points (4-7-11).

With the loss, Buffalo is now 3-7-2.