COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 21: A young Columbus Blue Jackets fan shows his support for the team as he enters the arena for the Blue Jackets' home opener against the Detroit Red Wings on January 21, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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