ANAHEIM, CA - FEBRUARY 01: Justin Falk #44 of the Minnesota Wild is checked into the boards by Kyle Palmieri #51 of the Anaheim Ducks while pursuing the puck in the at Honda Center on February 1, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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