COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 26: Anton Stralman #6 of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Jiri Hudler #26 of the Detroit Red Wings chase after a loose puck during the first period on November 26, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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