Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks skates against David Jones and Wojtek Wolski of the Colorado Avalanche as goaltender Evgeni Nabokov looks on at the Pepsi Center on November 02, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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