COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 04: Steve Mason #1 of the Columbus Blue Jackets makes a save in front of teammate Mike Blunden #12 and Jamie McGinn #64 of the San Jose Sharks on November 4, 2009 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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