SAN JOSE, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Tomas Hertl #48 of the San Jose Sharks goes for the puck after a missed shot against Sami Vatanen #45 of the Anaheim Ducks during an NHL game on November 30, 2013 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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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