RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 21: Chad LaRose #59 of the Carolina Hurricanes collides into Tim Connolly #19 of the Buffalo Sabres during their NHL game on March 21, 2010 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Scott Pilling/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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