WINNIPEG, MB - MARCH 8: Olli Jokinen #12 and Evander Kane #9 of the Winnipeg Jets take part in the pre-game warm up prior to NHL action against the Ottawa Senators at the MTS Centre on March 8, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The Jets wore special Military themed jerseys during warm up in honor of Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Day. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/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 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh