VANCOUVER, BC - JANUARY 29: Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks covers the puck in front of Patrick Sharp #10 and Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks, and Jason Garrison #5 of the Canucks during their NHL game at Rogers Arena January 29, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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