PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 26: Mike Richards #18 of the Philadelphia Flyers and Craig Rivet #52 of the Buffalo Sabres pose for a ceremonial puck drop prior to thier game on October 26, 2010 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dropping the puck is Donna Ashbee, wife of the late Flyer Barry Ashbee #4, with her children Heather and Danny. They were presented with Barry's retired #4 banner during the pre-game ceremony. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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