WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 10: Evgeny Kuznetsov #92 skates past Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals while warming up before the start of the Capitals game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Verizon Center on March 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/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