BUFFALO, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Andrej Sekera #4 of the Carolina Hurricanes jokes with his former teammates as he warms up to play the Buffalo Sabres in a preseason game at First Niagara Center on September 19, 2013 in Buffalo, United States. (Photo by Jen Fuller/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