SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 08: Rick Nash #61 of the Columbus Blue Jackets shoots for the score on Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the San Jose Sharks in the first period of their game at HP Pavilion on October 8, 2009 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/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