RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 14: Braden Holtby #70 is greeted by fans as he leaves the ice prior to an NHL game against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on March 14, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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