UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 09: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders shoots the puck during warm-ups against the Washington Capitals wearing a St. Patrick's Day themed jersey at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 9, 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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