ST PAUL, MN - OCTOBER 16: (L-R) Kris Russel #10 and Ethan Moreau #19 of the Columbus Blue Jackets battle Guillaume Latendresse #48 of the Minnesota Wild for the puck during the first period at Xcel Energy Center on October 16, 2010 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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