MONTREAL, CANADA - APRIL 9: Max Pacioretty #67 of the Montreal Canadiens battles for the puck against Jack Hillen #38 of the Washington Capitals during the NHL game on April 9, 2013 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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