Brian Rolston of the New Jersey Devils celebrates his 1000th NHL game prior to a game against the Montreal Canadiens on January 21, 2009 at The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey (Photo by Al Bello/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