DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 17: Jamie Benn #14 of the Dallas Stars skates the puck against P.A. Parenteau #15 of the Colorado Avalanche in the first period at American Airlines Center on December 17, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/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