WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 20: A general exterior view of Verizon Center as fans enter the areana before an NHL hockey game between the Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers on November 20, 2010in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/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 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh