BOSTON - OCTOBER 29: Blades, mascot of the Boston Bruins, poses at the Samuel Adams Bru Fest before the game against the New Jersey Devils at the TD Garden on October 29, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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