Modin, who won the Stanley Cup in 2004 with the Tampa Bay Lightning, has 3 goals and 10 pints in 36 games for the Thrashers this season. The Flames have surged into the top eight of the Western Conference after being near the bottom of the NHL standings as late as mid-December.
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