SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 8: Olympic medalist Lauryn Williams drops the puck prior to the start of the game with fellow Olympians Tomas Kopecky (back left) and teammate Aleksander Barkov (back right) of the Florida Panthers with current players Nick Bjugstad #27 of the Florida Panthers and Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers at the BB&T Center on April 8, 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 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh