CALGARY, CANADA - APRIL 22: Fans walk through the snow towards the Pengrowth Saddledome for Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Calgary Flames and the Chicago Blackhawks on April 22, 2009 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/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