NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals (C) scores a first period goal against the New York Rangers and is joined by Eric Fehr #16 (L) and Alex Ovechkin #8 (R) at Madison Square Garden on February 17, 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