DETROIT, MI - MARCH 20: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins warms up prior to the start of the game against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on March 20, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/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