NEW YORK - OCTOBER 14: Artem Anisimov #42, Aaron Voros #34, and Brian Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers stand at the team bench for the National Anthem prior to NHL action against the Los Angeles Kings on October 14, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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