2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings
ANN ARBOR, MI - JANUARY 01: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Snow-covered seat cushions cover the upper seating areas during the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on January 1, 2014 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Noah Graham/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