COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 28: A pair of Columbus Blue Jackets fans use their phones to take pictures of the players as they warm up prior to the start of the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 28, 2014 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/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