ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 05: Max Pacioretty #67 of the Montreal Canadiens celebrates his goal with David Desharnais #51 and Brendan Gallagher #11 of the Montreal Canadiens for a 2-0 lead over the Anaheim Ducks during the first period at Honda Center on March 5, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/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