Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Six
PITTSBURGH - MAY 11: Fans get ready to support their team in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins outside Mellon Arena on May 11, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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