BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 25: Jordan Leopold #3 and Rob Niedermayer #20 of the Buffalo Sabres leave the dressing room to play the Florida Panthers at HSBC Arena on March 25, 2011 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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