RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 31: Roman Polak #46 of the St. Louis Blues breaks up a play by knocking the puck away from Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes during their NHL game at PNC Arena on January 31, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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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