NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 7: Mike Fisher #12 of the Nashville Predators fires a shot against Maxim Lapierre #40 of the Vancouver Canucks during an NHL game at the Bridgestone Arena on February 7, 2012 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