DENVER - OCTOBER 23: Eric Hutchison performs for cancer patients as part of the Colorado Avalanches Hockey Fights Cancer before the start of the game between the Colorado Avalanche and Carolina Hurricanes at the Pepsi Center on October 23, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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