NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 30: Wives of the New Jersey Devils collect coats during the Annual Coat Drive Night prior to the game between the Buffalo Sabres and the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on November 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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