ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 24: Nikita Filatov #28 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates prior to the game against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on October 24, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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