NEW YORK - OCTOBER 26: 'Reflections 2009: The NHL Year in Photographs' along with the Hockey Fights Cancer hats are sold at the Rangers merchandise store prior to a game between the New York Rangers and the Phoenix Coyotes on October 26, 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