TORONTO, CANADA - MARCH 10: Phil Kessel #81 of the Toronto Maple Leafs walks to the ice for warm up prior to NHL game action against the Philadelphia Flyers March 10, 2012 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada (Photo by Graig Abel/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