New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Five
WASHINGTON - APRIL 24: Fans of the Washington Capitals cheer on Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals as he faces elimination to the New York Rangers during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 24, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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