DENVER, CO - APRIL 21: Camoflauge military jerseys hang in the Colorado Avalanche locker room prior to the game against the St Louis Blues at the Pepsi Center on April 21, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The jerseys are part of Military appreciation night and will be worn during warm ups and then auctioned off to raise money for chairty. (Photo by Michael Martin/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