Valtteri Filppula of the Detroit Red Wings tries to get a stick on the puck as Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins takes a shot on goal during Game Three of the 2009 Stanley Cup Final. (Photo by Dave Sandford/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