DENVER, CO - JANUARY 22: Fans stand in line waiting for the gates to open as the Los Angeles Kings face the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on January 22, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/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