UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 02: Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders is tripped up as Drew Shore #15 of the Florida Panthers carries the puck at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 2, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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