WINNIPEG, CANADA - MARCH 30: Jiri Tlusty #19 and Jay Harrison #44 of the Carolina Hurricanes take part in the pre-game warm up prior to NHL action against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on March 30, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Lance Thomson/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