Ron Brind'Amour of the Carolina Hurricanes and Scott Niedermayer of the Anaheim Ducks pose for a photo with Orange County-based athletes who medaled in the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games prior to the game on October 19, 2008 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/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