NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 16: Ruslan Fedotenko #19, Derek Stepan #21 and Brandon Dubinsky #17 of the New York Rangers against stand on the bench for the National Anthem prior to the start of the game against the Philadelphia Flyers on January 16, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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