ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 3: St. Louis Blues Hall of Famer Brett Hull drops a ceremonial puck for David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues and Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators prior to an NHL game on October 3, 2013 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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