ST. LOUIS - APRIL 9: Keith Tkachuk #7 of the St. Louis Blues laces up his skates before a game against the Anaheim Ducks on April 9, 2010 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Tkachuk is retiring after this season and tonight is his last home game. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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