DETROIT, MI - MAY 10: Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings and Francois Beauchemin #23 of the Anaheim Ducks battle for the puck behind the net during Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on May 10, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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