EDMONTON, AB - APRIL 12: A fan of the Edmonton Oilers cheers on Ryan Smyth #94 prior to an NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rexall Place on April 12, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/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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