SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 12: Steve Zalewski #48 of the San Jose Sharks chases down the puck during an NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes on October 12, 2009 at HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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