CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 14: Bryan Bickell #29 of the Chicago Blackhawks works to get at the puck under goalie Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche during the NHL game on January 14, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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