VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 13: Mikael Samuelsson #26 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrates his goal with teammates Henrik Sedin #33, Daniel Sedin #22, Sami Salo #6 and Pavol Demitra #38 during their game against the Ottawa Senators at General Motors Place on March 13, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
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 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh