RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 26: John Muse #80 of the Carolina Hurricanes participates in warmups prior to an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at PNC Arena on March 26, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. With both Cam Ward and Dan Ellis injured, Muse will back up Justin Peters in tonight's game after being recalled from the Charlotte Checkers on Monday, his first NHL recall. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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