OTTAWA, ON - SEPTEMBER 25: Bobby Ryan #6 of the Ottawa Senators celebrates a first period goal with teammates Mika Zibanejad #93 and Colin Greening #14 against the Montreal Canadiens during an NHL pre-season game at Canadian Tire Centre on September 25, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/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