BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 26: Brad Boyes #22 and Patrick Kaleta #36 of the Buffalo Sabres get ready to take the ice to warm up for their game against the Washington Capitals at First Niagara Center on December 26, 2011 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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