EDMONTON, AB - MARCH 18: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins #93 of the Edmonton Oilers reaches for the puck in front of Michael Del Zotto #5 of the Nashville Predators during an NHL game at Rexall Place on March 18, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/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