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Video: Eichel notches first point at Worlds, U.S. takes 1-0 lead on Russia

Czech Republic Hockey Worlds

Norway’s Andreas Martinsen, left, fights for the puck witch Jack Eichel of USA, right, during the Hockey World Championships Group B match in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Saturday, May 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)


It took three games, but Jack Eichel now has his first point at the 2015 World Hockey Championships.

Eichel, the Boston University standout projected to be the No. 2 overall pick at this June’s draft, registered an assist on Trevor Lewis’ opening tally as the U.S. jumped out to a 1-0 lead over Russia in today’s group action:

The tournament’s been an adjustment for Eichel thus far, as it’s the first time he’s played with professionals. He played 14:47 in the first game -- a 5-1 win over Finland -- but finished with a minus-1 rating and two PIM. In the U.S.'s second game, a 2-1 win over Norway, Eichel received more ice time (18:12) but took a pair of minor penalties.