SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 6: Goaltender Roberto Luongo #1 of the Florida Panthers defends the net with the help of teammate Colby Robak #47 against Alex Chiasson #12 of the Dallas Stars at the BB&T Center on April 6, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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