VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 25: (L-R) Jyrki Lumme, Cliff Ronning and Kirk McLean, members of the 1994 Vancouver Canucks Stanley Cup finals team, pose for a photo with kids from Strawberry Vale Elementary School as well as giving them free tickets to the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic on February 25, 2014 at Robson Square Ice Rink in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The Ottawa Senators and the Vancouver Canucks square off in this year's annual classic. (Photo by Kevin Light/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