2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic - Practice Day And Family Skate
VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 1: Vancouver Canucks players and staff pose for a team picture before practice for the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic against the Ottawa Senators at BC Place Stadium March 1, 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