UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 26: In honor of Hockey Fights Cancer, Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders greets Luke, a young cancer patient from Long Island during warmups before the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 26, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via 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