RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 02: A shot from Jiri Tlusty #19 of the Carolina Hurricanes is slowed and redirected away from the net by goaltender Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals during their NHL game at PNC Arena on April 2, 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