NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 20: Nick Palmieri #16 of the New Jersey Devils fires a shot during warmups prior to his first NHL game against the Florida Panthers at the Prudential Center on January 20, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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