WINNIPEG, MB - JANUARY 31: Eddie Lack #31 of the Vancouver Canucks throws his helmet into the bench in first period action in an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on January 31, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/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