OTTAWA - OCTOBER 31: Zambonis resurface the ice after warmups prior to an NHL game between the Ottawa Senators and the Atlanta Thrashers at Scotiabank Place on October 31, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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