NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 25: Vernon Fiddler #38 of the Dallas Stars stretches along the bench in warmups against the Nashville Predators during an NHL game at the Bridgestone Arena on February 25, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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