DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 7: Nick Bjugstad #27 of the Florida Panthers skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the Detroit Red Wings an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on December 7, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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