WINNIPEG, MB - JANUARY 28: Jacob Trouba #8 of the Winnipeg Jets leaves the ice after taking the pre-game warm up prior to NHL action against the Nashville Predators at the MTS Centre on January 28, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Trouba and his teammates donned commemorative jerseys in honor of Rick Rypien and the Hockey Talks Mental Awareness Initiative. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/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