BOSTON - DECEMBER 30: Steve Begin #27 of the Boston Bruins celebrates his goal in the first period as Ondrej Pavelec #31 of the Atlanta Thrashers stands by on December 30, 2009 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/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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