OTTAWA - OCTOBER 15: (L-R) Members of the management and coaching staff Tim Murray, Brad Lauer, Cory Clouston, Luke Richardson, Bryan Murray, Eli Wilson Greg Carvel and Tim Pattyson of the Ottawa Senators show off their Hockey Fights Cancer ties prior to a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Scotiabank Place on October 15, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh