CHICAGO, IL - MAY 4: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks looks to shoot the puck, as Clayton Stoner #4 of the Minnesota Wild skates in from the left, in Game Two of the Second Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 04, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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