NEW YORK - MARCH 16: Brian Gionta #21 of the Montreal Canadiens is thrown to the ice after the whistle by Michal Rozsival #33 of the New York Rangers during their game on March 16, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/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