COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 22: Tim Erixon #20 of the Columbus Blue Jackets blocks a pass from Curtis Glencross #20 of the Calgary Flames during the first period on March 22, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/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