SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 13: (L - R) Matt Tomlinson and Luke Tomlinson hold their playoff tickets for Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs before entering to see the Florida Panthers play the New Jersey Devils at the BankAtlantic Center on April 13, 2012 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/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