NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 19: Hundreds of fans line up the entrance to Bridgestone Arena for the season opener between Columbus Blue Jackets and the Nashville Predators on January 19, 2013 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