2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Team Practice Session
ANN ARBOR, MI - DECEMBER 31: (L-R) Gustav Nyquist #14, Drew Miller #20, Joakim Andersson #18, Daniel Cleary #71 and Danny DeKeyser #65 of the Detroit Red Wings look on during 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic team practice session on December 31, 2013 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Sandford/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