COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 7: Assistant Coach Dan Hinote of the Columbus Blue Jackets leads Colton Gillies #9 of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Brandon Dubinsky #17 of the Columbus Blue Jackets in a skating drill during the morning skate before playing the Vancouver Canucks on March 7, 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