GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 02: Nathan Horton #8 of the Columbus Blue Jackets passes the puck around Keith Yandle #3 of the Phoenix Coyotes during the first period of the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on January 2, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh