STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - OCTOBER 03: Fans que to buy merchandise during the 2009 Compuware NHL Premiere Stockholm match between St. Louis Blues and Detroit Red Wings at the Ericsson Globe on October 3, 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Paul Gilham/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