NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 10: Brendan Smith #2 of the Detroit Red Wings checks Jordin Tootoo #22 of the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on March 10, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/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