SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 11: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals skates with the puck against Gregory Campbell #11 of the Florida Panthers at the Bank Atlantic Center on April 11, 2009 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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