VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 14: Steven Pinizzotto #13 of the Vancouver Canucks walks to the Canucks dressing room before his NHL game against the Nashville Predators at Rogers Arena March 14, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Pinizzotto is scheduled to play in his first ever NHL game tonight. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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