WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 15: Philipp Grubauer #31 of the Washington Capitals warms up prior to playing an NHL game against the Philadelphia Flyers at Verizon Center on December 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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