BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 05: Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers celebrates his first period goal against the Buffalo Sabres with teammate Dan Girardi #5 on December 5, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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