ANAHEIM, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Tim Jackman #18 of the Anaheim Ducks is checked by Roman Polak #46 of the St. Louis Blues in the first period at Honda Center on February 28, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
The biggest part for us is that it's a home game. We know how special the fans here are and how much the fan base has grown in the last decade, and how passionate they are. I don't think a lot of people around the hockey world know that or appreciate that yet, and I think that it's great that this city is getting recognition for how passionate they are about hockey.
— Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic