DALLAS - OCTOBER 16: Mike Ribeiro #63 of the Dallas Stars engages in a little pre-game chatter with Michael Ryder #73 of the Boston Bruins on October 16, 2009 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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