ST. LOUIS - OCTOBER 29: Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Phoenix Coyotes talks with Chris Mason #50 of the St. Louis Blues before a game on October 29, 2009 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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