SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 19: Bobby Ryan #9 of the Anaheim Ducks shoots the puck just past the glove of goalie Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the San Jose Sharks and scores the first goal of the game during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 19, 2009 at HP Pavilion at San Jose 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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