At 1:41 of the first period in the Carolina Hurricanes/Ottawa Senators game, video review supported the referee's call on the ice that Patrick Wiercioch's shot deflected off Mika Zibanejad's skate and into the Carolina net in a legal fashion. According to Rule 78.4 "if an attacking player has the puck deflect into the net, off his skate or body, in any manner, the goal shall be allowed." Good goal Ottawa.
It is really special. I had a lot of friends and family here tonight, and for my first [NHL] game in here it was great. I played here as an elementary-school player in the city championships and this was my first time back. It was a lot of fun..
— Toronto native Brandon Pirri after scoring 2 goals for Panthers in win at Maple Leafs on Thursday