BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Ryder Kopacz, of Cheektowaga, NY, watches his father, Ted, warmup before the game against the Buffalo Sabres play the Vancouver Canucks at HSBC Arena on November 15, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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