SAULT STE MARIE, Ont. - Dylan Strome scored the eventual winner 11:53 into the second period as the Erie Otters took Game 1 of their second round Ontario Hockey League playoff series 3-1 over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds on Wednesday.
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