BOSTON, MA - MARCH 22: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins warms up before the game against the New Jersey Devils at the TD Garden on March 22, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/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