CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 4: Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks slaps hands with fans on the the way to the ice before an NHL game against the St. Louis Blues on April 04, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill 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