CALGARY, CANADA - APRIL 27: Dustin Boyd #16 of the Calgary Flames skates onto the ice before the game against the Chicago Blackhawks during Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 27, 2009 at Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/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