Nashville Predators vs. Detroit Red Wings - Game Three
DETROIT, MI - APRIL 15: A fan shows up with his own Stanley Cup to Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Nashville Predators and the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on April 15, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh