VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 14: Steven Pinizzotto #13 of the Vancouver Canucks walks to the Canucks dressing room before his NHL game against the Nashville Predators at Rogers Arena March 14, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Pinizzotto is scheduled to play in his first ever NHL game tonight. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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