SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 01: Goalkeeper Antti Niemi #31 blocks the shot knocking the rebound away from Chris Higgins #20 of the Vancouver Canucks in the first period at HP Pavilion on April 1, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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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