LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings prepares to take the ice to warm up prior to the game against the Anaheim Ducks at Staples Center on September 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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