DETROIT, MI - MAY 06: Tomas Holmstrom #96 of the Detroit Red Wings battles for the puck with Doug Murray #3 of the San Jose Sharks in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on May 6, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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