OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 16: Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators pumps his fist to celebrate his first period goal against the Montreal Canadiens at Canadian Tire Centre on January 16, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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