WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: Jason Chimera #25 of the Washington Capitals shoots during warm-ups before playing against the Boston Bruins during an NHL game against at Verizon Center on March 29, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick 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