NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 11: Stephen Gionta #11 of the New Jersey Devils is hit by Kevin Czuczman #24 of the New York Islanders during the first period at the Prudential Center on April 11, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (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