PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 31: Eric Belanger #25 of the Minnesota Wild celebrates his goal with teammates in the first period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Mellon Arena on October 31, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/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