UNIONDALE, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: John Tavares #91 (R) of the New York Islanders scores at 1:25 of the first period against the Nashville Predators and is joined by Josh Bailey #12 (L) during a preseason game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on September 27, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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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