UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 27: James Wright #17 of the Winnipeg Jets falls to the ice as teammate Chris Thorburn #22 and Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders race for the puck at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 27, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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