ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 12: Members of the St. Louis Blues warm up prior to a NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes on November 12, 2013 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The players are wearing camouflage jerseys that will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to the Joshua Chamberlain Society and HEROES care. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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