WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 07: Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals talks with Brian Campbell #51 of Florida Panthers before the game at the Verizon Center on March 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/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