NEW YORK - OCTOBER 29: Chris Neil #25 of the Ottawa Senators is cogratulated by his teammates on his goal in the first period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on October 29, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/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