TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 11: Jeff Carter #77 and Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings chat during the warm-up prior to playing against the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL at the Air Canada Centre on December 11, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/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