SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 27: David Steckel #20 of the Anaheim Ducks chases Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks during an NHL game on March 27, 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