TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 28: Victor Hedman #77 of the Tampa Bay Lightning stretches prior to a game against the Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Times Forum on December 28, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/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