NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 08: Andrei Loktionov #8 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates with the puck in the first period against Eric Gelinas #22 of the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on March 8, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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