BOSTON - MAY 1: Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins is interviewed during warm-ups before playing against the Carolina Hurricanes during Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the TD Banknorth Garden on May 1, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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