RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 9: Tim Wallace #29, Jiri Tlusty #19 and Alexander Semin #28 of the Carolina Hurricanes participate in warmups prior to an NHL game against the New Jersey Devils on Military Appreciation Night, March 9, 2013 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. At the 10th annual event, the Hurricanes wore camo jerseys during the pre-game skate to honor all members of the armed forces for their service. (Photo by Karl DeBlaker/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