ST. LOUIS, MO - JANUARY 19: Fans make their way into the Scottrade Center prior to the Detroit Red Wings playing against the St. Louis Blues on January 19, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/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