OTTAWA, ON - MARCH 31: Jeff Skinner #53 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates his first-period goal against the Ottawa Senators with teammates at the players' bench at Canadian Tire Centre on March 31, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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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