SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 17: Andrew Desjardins #10 of the San Jose Sharks takes a face-off against Jarret Stoll #28 of the Los Angeles Kings in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on April 17, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Nick Lust/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