TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 19: Ryan Malone #12 of the Tampa Bay Lightning signs autographs with fans before the start of the game against the Washington Capitals at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on January 19, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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