NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers hits Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings against the boards during the first period at Madison Square Garden on November 17, 2013 in New York City. (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