As NHL executives awaited the Chicago Blackhawks to begin a private tour of the White House early Friday afternoon, the Fago and Waivada families noticed that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was standing near 15th and E streets outside the White House. They ware here for a youth hockey tournament for their Mite-age sons. Tyler Fogu and Brendan Waivada, both Devils fans, were extra fortunate because they also got photos with former Devils goalie Kevin Weekes.
I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.
— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh