ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 05: Max Pacioretty #67 of the Montreal Canadiens celebrates his goal with David Desharnais #51 and Brendan Gallagher #11 of the Montreal Canadiens for a 2-0 lead over the Anaheim Ducks during the first period at Honda Center on March 5, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/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 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh