NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 24: Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils stops a shot in the first period against the Washington Capitals at Prudential Center on January 24, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/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