TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning walks out to the ice for pregame warm ups prior to tonight's game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on October 24, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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