VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 18: Mike Burnstein, head athletic trainer of the Vancouver Canucks, is surrounded by his staff before working his 1,500th NHL game at Rogers Arena March 18, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Canucks played the Minnesota Wild. (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 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh