EDMONTON, AB - OCTOBER 6: Mike Comrie #91 of the Edmonton Oilers celebrates a first period goal against the Dallas Stars on October 6, 2009 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)
The biggest part for us is that it's a home game. We know how special the fans here are and how much the fan base has grown in the last decade, and how passionate they are. I don't think a lot of people around the hockey world know that or appreciate that yet, and I think that it's great that this city is getting recognition for how passionate they are about hockey.
— Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic