WINNIPEG, MB - OCTOBER 6: Eric Tangradi #27 of the Winnipeg Jets takes a long range shot at the empty net during the pre-game warm up prior to NHL action against the Anaheim Ducks at the MTS Centre on October 6, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/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