GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 02: Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates to his net during pregame as practice pucks are pushed onto the ice against the Anaheim Ducks at Jobing.com Arena on March 2, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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