TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 1: Ryan Malone #6 of the Tampa Bay Lightning smiles with teammates before the start of the Lighting's game against the New York Rangers at the St. Pete Times Forum on January 1, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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