UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 03: Mika Zibanejad #93 of the Ottawa Senators skates with the puck against the New York Islanders during their game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 3, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/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