TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 17: Steve Yzerman shakes hand with Phil Esposito,right during a break in the radio show with Gary Bettman before the start of the game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Detroit Red Wings at the St. Pete Times Forum on February 17, 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