BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 29: Matthew Topolski, 12, of Lockport, New York, snaps a photo as the Buffalo Sabres and the Pittsburgh Penguins skate in warmups on December 29, 2009 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)
Yeah, it was a pretty special moment for me. Today was my Dad's [55th] birthday. I have a lot of family in town, so it was a special moment for me to score my first one today. A win definitely would have capped it off, but you can't have everything.
— Sabres rookie Jack Eichel after scoring a goal in his National Hockey League debut
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