ST. PAUL, MN - JANUARY 23: (L-R) Mikael Granlund #64, Dany Heatley #15 and Jason Pominville #29 of the Minnesota Wild celebrate a goal by Pominville as Michal Handzus #26 of the Chicago Blackhawks looks on during the first period of the game on January 23, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/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