WASHINGTON - JANUARY 19: Brooks Laich #21 of the Washington Capitals looks on during warm ups of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings on January 19, 2010 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/NHLI via Getty Images)
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