SAINT PAUL, MN - APRIL 7: Andrew Brunette #15 of the Minnesota Wild gets position between Ivan Vishnevskiy #59 and Matt Climie #33 of the Dallas Stars neat their goal during the game at the Xcel Energy Center on April 7, 2009 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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