NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 11: Former NBA player and Newark native Shaquille O'neal drops the ceremonial first puck between team captains Ed Jovanovski #55 of the Florida Panthers and Bryce Salvador #24 of the New Jersey Devils prior to the game at the Prudential Center on January 11, 2014 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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