Detroit Red Wings v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Three
CHICAGO - MAY 22: Fans make their way into the UNited Center for Game Three of the Western Conference Championship Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings on May 22, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh