COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 26: Jay Harrison #44 of the Carolina Hurricanes helps on defense as Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes makes a save on Brandon Dubinsky #17 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period on September 26, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/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