NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 04: Goaltender Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils stretches during warmups prior to the start of the game against the Washington Capitals at the Prudential Center on November 4, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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