DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 23: Kevin Klein #8 of the Nashville Predators controls the puck in front of Valtteri Filppula #51 of the Detroit Red Wings during the first period at Joe Louis Arena on February 23, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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