DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 17: Loui Eriksson #21 of the Dallas Stars celebrates a goal in front of Nicklas Lidstrom #5 and Ian White #18 of the Detroit Red Wings at American Airlines Center on January 17, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/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