RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 25: Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers battles for a puck along the boards with Jay Harrison #44 of the Carolina Hurricanes during play at PNC Arena on April 25, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/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