NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 23: Former Devils player David Clarkson #71 of the Toronto Maple Leafs is interviewed by Devils radio color analyst Sherry Ross prior to playing in his first game back in New Jersey at the Prudential Center on March 23, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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