TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 18: Simon Gagne #12 of the Tampa Bay Lightning talks with fans before the start of the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the St. Pete Times Forum on January 18, 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