NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Steven McDonald (2nd L) , wife Patti, son Conor and former member of the New York Rangers Adam Graves (R) present the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award to four-time recipient Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers prior to the game against the Florida Panthers at Madison Square Garden on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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