DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 30: Goaltender Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild stretches prior to the game next to goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere #35 of the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on November 30, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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