MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 22: Brian Gionta #21 of the Montreal Canadiens smiles during warm ups against the New York Islanders on October 22, 2009 at the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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