ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 23: Nik Antropov #80 of the Atlanta Thrashers carries the puck during the preseason game against the Nashville Predators at Philips Arena on September 23, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/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