DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 08: The Detroit Red Wings host the second annual law enforcement appreciation night raising nearly $20,000 to be donated to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. 10-12 police cars line the corner of Yzerman and Jefferson before an NHL game against the Colorado Avalanche at Joe Louis Arena on November 8, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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