MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 24: Montreal Canadien fans with Brian Gionta's wife during the Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night before the NHL game against the New York Rangers on October 24, 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