BUFFALO - OCTOBER 3: Tim Connolly #19 of the Buffalo Sabres skates for a loose puck with temmate Steve Montador #4 and David Laliberte #10 of the Philadelphia Flyers during their NHL preseason game at HSBC Arena October 3, 2010 in Buffalo, New York.(Photo By Dave Sandford/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