OTTAWA, ON - MARCH 31: Jeff Skinner #53 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates his first-period goal against the Ottawa Senators with teammates at the players' bench at Canadian Tire Centre on March 31, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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