ST. PAUL, MN - OCTOBER 22: Josh Harding #37 of the Minnesota Wild uses a stick with lavender tape in honor of the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative prior to the game against the Nashville Predators on October 22, 2013 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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