ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Andrew Cogliano #7 of the Anaheim Ducks skates on the ice before the game against Detroit Red Wings during the game on November 20, 2011 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images)
The biggest part for us is that it's a home game. We know how special the fans here are and how much the fan base has grown in the last decade, and how passionate they are. I don't think a lot of people around the hockey world know that or appreciate that yet, and I think that it's great that this city is getting recognition for how passionate they are about hockey.
— Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic