UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 03: Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders walks ou onto the ice for warm-ups prior to the game against the New Jersey Devils at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Febuary 3, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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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