NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 27: Rabbi Zalman Grossbaum, Executive Director of the Friendship Circle, lights a candle in honor of the first night of Chanukah prior to the game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on November 27, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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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