WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 03: Fans arrive for the Washington Capitals home opener against the Calgary Flames at the Verizon Center on October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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