Mike Modano admitted that Thursday morning’s experience could likely be the first of many awkward moments for the veteran center.
"There probably will be a handful of those that will happen throughout the whole season," said Modano, who staked with his new Red Wings’ teammates for the first time since signing a one-year contract with the club last month.
"Maybe this came at a good time in my career, where I needed something to rejuvenate me and ignite my career a little bit. Maybe this is it," Modano said.
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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