TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 25: Vincent Lecavalier #4 of the Tampa Bay Lightning is greeted by his mother, Christaine, during his 1,000th NHL game ceremony prior to tonights game against the Ottawa Senators at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on January 25, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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