WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 23: Matt Hendricks #26 of the Washington Capitals moves the puck around Andrew Ladd #16 of the Winnipeg Jets during the first period at Verizon Center on March 23, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/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