OTTAWA - OCTOBER 26: Daniel Alfredsson #11 of the Ottawa Senators presents teammate Sergei Gonchar #55 with a silver stick to honour his 1000th career NHL game in a ceremony with the Gonchar family before playing against the Phoenix Coyotes at Scotiabank Place on October 26, 2010 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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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