NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: (L-R) Rick Nash #61 greets Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers following Gaborik's first period goal against the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden on January 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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