DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 10: Goaltender Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes stretches prior to the game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on December 10, 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