TORONTO - OCTOBER 17: Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers shoots during warmup before playing the Toronto Maple Leafs during a NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on October 17, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada . (Photo by Abelimages/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