LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 27: Goalie Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers blocks a shot by Tanner Pearson #70 of the Los Angeles Kings during a preseason game at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 27, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/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