RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 24: Joni Pitkanen #25 of the Carolina Hurricanes dives to block a shot by Steve Ott #9 of the Buffalo Sabres during play at PNC Arena on January 24, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/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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