SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 14: Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks looks for the puck against Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings during an NHL game on March 14, 2013 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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