WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 11: Jeff Skinner #53 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates with the puck during the first period of an NHL game against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on April 11, 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