NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 24: Fans arrive at the arena prior to a game between the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden on March 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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