New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Seven
WASHINGTON - APRIL 28: A Fan of the Washington Capitals watches his team during the pregame warm ups against the New York Rangers during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 28, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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