Columbus Blue Jackets v Detroit Red Wings - Game Two
DETROIT - APRIL 18: Goalie Steve Mason #1 of the Columbus Blue Jackets gets ready to start Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs while the home Detroit Red Wing fans wave their towels on April 18, 2009 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan (Photo by Dave Reginek/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