OTTAWA, CANADA - APRIL 3: Chris Phillips #4 of the Ottawa Senators walks by a young fan holding a sign celebrating the Senators having clinched a berth into the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs prior to a game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Scotiabank Place on April 3, 2012 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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