DENVER - OCTOBER 1: A view of the Colorado Avalanche locker room set up with Joe Sakic game Jerseys prior to the game against the San Jose Sharks at the Pepsi Center on October 1, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Jerseys will be auctioned off after being signed by each player and Joe Sakic. (Photo by Michael Martin/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