COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 27: A fan of the Columbus Blue Jackets talks with a couple of Nashville Predators fans prior to the start of the game as fans line up to buy day of game tickets on April 27, 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