Craig Rivet, Derek Roy and Drew Stafford of the Buffalo Sabres pause for a moment of silence for the victims of Continental Connection flight 3407 prior to playing the San Jose Sharks. (Photo by Rick Stewart/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