SUNRISE, FL - MARCH 14: Florida Panther fans pose with cut-outs of their favorite players prior to the start of the game against the New Jersey Devils at the BB&T Center on March 14, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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