TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: Goaltender Mike Smith #41 of the Tampa Bay Lightning stretches before start of the game against the Buffalo Sabres at the St. Pete Times Forum on October 24, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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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