VANCOUVER, BC - NOVEMBER 23: Ryan Kesler #17 of the Vancouver Canucks walks out of the team dressing room on his way to warm up before their game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Rogers Arena on November 23, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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