TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 24: Mathieu Garon #32 of the Tampa Bay Lightning heads to the ice for pre-game skate against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on January 24, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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