RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 07: Elias Lindholm #16 of the Carolina Hurricanes participates in warmups prior to an NHL game against the Florida Panthers at PNC Arena on February 7, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is the first of back-to-back games the Hurricanes have at home prior to the Olympic break. (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