VANCOUVER, CANADA - OCTOBER 5: Vancouver Canucks trainer Jamie Hendricks walks through the team's newly refurbished dressing room prior to the start of a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at General Motors Place on October 5, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Canucks play their 2009-2010 season home-opener tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh