CHICAGO, IL- JANUARY 08: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks reaches toward fans while walking out to the ice prior to the NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings on January 8, 2012 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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