PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 5: Simon Despres #47 of the Pittsburgh Penguins battles for the puck against Joe Pavelski #8 of the San Jose Sharks on December 5, 2013 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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