SAINT PAUL, MN - NOVEMBER 05: The Minnesota Wild ice crew stands on the ice prior to the game against the Vancouver Canucks at the Xcel Energy Center November 5, 2009 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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