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Sabres Daily: Cup Final Eludes Eichel; Peterka Tops Tuch

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Former Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel will have to wait until at least Monday to punch his ticket to the Stanley Cup Final. Dallas forward Ty Dellandrea scored twice in the third period to give the Stars a 4-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday, narrowing the Knights lead in the best-of-seven series to 3-2.

Eichel assisted on Ivan Barbashev’s opening goal and led all Vegas forwards in ice time with 20:58. The Golden Knights will have another attempt to close out the series in Dallas on Memorial Day Monday, with Stars team captain Jamie Benn eligible to return to the lineup after serving a two-game suspension.

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Peterka’s Germany Advances To Gold At Worlds

In a battle between Buffalo Sabres wingers on Saturday, Team Germany with J-J Peterka bested Alex Tuch’s Team USA 4-3 in overtime. The Americans were undefeated going into the contest and led 3-2 late in the third, but former Sabre Dominik Kahun set up Marcel Noebels for the tying goal with 1:23 left in regulation and Frederik Tiffels game-winner 7:32 into overtime.

Peterka had an assist in the contest, while Tuch scored the opening goal for the US and assisted on Rocco Grimaldi’s first-period goal.

The Americans will take on Latvia for the bronze medal on Sunday morning, with Germany facing Canada for the gold medal on Sunday afternoon.

 

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