NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 20: Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators is welcomed to the ice by fans prior to warming up against the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 20, 2010 at the Bridgestone Arena 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