TAMPA, FL - MARCH 29: Simon Gagne #12 of the Tampa Bay Lightning checks his sticks during pre-game skate against the Ottawa Senators at the St. Pete Times Forum on March 29, 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