RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 09: Joe Corvo #77 of the Carolina Hurricanes plays in his first home game since his lower leg injury in November 2009. The Hurricanes face off against the Florida Panthers during a NHL game on February 9, 2010 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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