UNIONDALE, NY - APRIL 05: Aaron Volpatti #24 of the Washington Capitals takes the first period shot against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 5, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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