WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 26: Brooks Laich #21 of the Washington Capitals warms up before an NHL game against the New York Islanders at Verizon Center on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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