UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 23: Sidney Crosby #87 and Chris Kunitz #14 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate Crosby's first period goal against the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 23, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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