Ryan Carter of the Anaheim Ducks looks to deflect a shot as Vesa Toskala of the Toronto Maple Leafs defends the net with Mike Van Ryn of the Leafs looking on during an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre October 21, 2008 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo By Dave Sandford/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