OTTAWA, CANADA - DECEMBER 10: Chris Neil #25 and Kaspars Daugavins #23 of the Ottawa Senators stand outside the locker room before taking to the ice before an NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Scotiabank Place on December 10, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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