RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 05: Fans congratulate Justin Faulk #27 of the Carolina Hurricanes on being named to the USA Olympic Team prior to an NHL game against the Nashville Predators at PNC Arena on January 5, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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