Pittsburgh Penguins v Carolina Hurricanes, Game Four
RALEIGH, NC - MAY 26: Fans tailgate before the Carolina Hurricanes face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Final series of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at RBC Center May 26, 2009 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/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