Rink Build 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series Game
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 16: General view of workers during the rink build for the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series Game on January 16, 2014 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Juan Ocampo/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 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh