Valeri Nichushkin #43 of the Dallas Stars tries to get to the puck against Alex Pietrangelo #27 and Patrik Berglund #21 of the St. Louis Blues at the American Airlines Center on April 11, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/NHLI)
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