NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 7: Patric Hornqvist #27 and Jason Arnott #19 of the Nashville Predators prepare their sticks prior to a game against the Carolina Hurricanes on January 7, 2010 at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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