Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks skates against David Jones and Wojtek Wolski of the Colorado Avalanche as goaltender Evgeni Nabokov looks on at the Pepsi Center on November 02, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)
The biggest part for us is that it's a home game. We know how special the fans here are and how much the fan base has grown in the last decade, and how passionate they are. I don't think a lot of people around the hockey world know that or appreciate that yet, and I think that it's great that this city is getting recognition for how passionate they are about hockey.
— Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic