CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 21: Patrick Dwyer #39 of the Carolina Hurricanes and Niklas Hjalmarsson #4 of the Chicago Blackhawks skate around the boards during the NHL game on March 21, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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