RALEIGH, NC - MAY 08: Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes makes a pad save on a breakaway attemt by P.J. Axelsson #11 of the Boston Bruins during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs against on May 8, 2009 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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