BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 10: Steve Ott #9 of the Buffalo Sabres attracts the attention of front row fans before their game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on October 10, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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