NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: Zach Hamill #52 of the Boston Bruins scores a first period goal against Steve Valiquette #40 of the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on September 15, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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