UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 16: A general view of Military Appreciation Night before the game between the New York Islanders and the Detroit Red Wings during their game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 16, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/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