BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 06: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning heads towards the ice between teammates Vincent Lecavalier #4 and Steve Downie #9 for their game against the Buffalo Sabres on January 6, 2010 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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