GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 09: Michael Stone #29 of the Phoenix Coyotes stretches during pregame as young fans sitting on the bench look on against the Dallas Stars at Jobing.com Arena on March 9, 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 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh