NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 8: Forward David Legwand #11 of the Nashville Predators warms up in front of fans prior to the Predators home season opener against the Colorado Avalanche on October 8, 2009 at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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