OTTAWA, CANADA - OCTOBER 22: Filip Kuba #17 of the Ottawa Senators celebrates his first period goal with team mates Milan Michalek #9 and Alex Auld #35 of the Ottawa Senators against the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL game at Scotiabank Place on October 22, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/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