WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 13: Fans hold up signs before the game between the Washington Capitals and the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Verizon Center on April 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/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