VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 30: A Vancouver Canucks fan is surrounded by towels as is sits in his seat prior to the start of Game One of the Western Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Vancouver Canucks and the Chicago Blackhawks at General Motors Place on April 30, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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