NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 15: Niklas Kronwall #55 of the Detroit Red Wings battles against Patric Hornqvist #27 of the Nashville Predators during an NHL game at the Bridgestone Arena on December 15, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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