NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 3: Patric Hornqvist #27 of the Nashville Predators battles for a loose puck against goalie Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild during an NHL game at the Bridgestone Arena on April 3, 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