NEW YORK - OCTOBER 22: A fan of the New York Rangers stands with a fan of the New Jersey Devils prior to the game on October 22, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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