ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 6: St. Louis Blues fans hold up signs for the players as they warm up before an NHL game between the St. Louis Blues and the Phoenix Coyotes on April 6, 2012 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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