COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 18: Chris Clark #11 of the Columbus Blue Jackets attempts to keep control of the puck away from Paul Kariya #9 of the St. Louis Blues during the first period on January 18, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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