DETROIT - NOVEMBER 05: Tonight the Detroit Red Wings will honor Budd Lynch for his 60-year anniversary with the team and all fans at tonight's game will be getting a Budd Lynch bobblehead doll before a NHL game against the San Jose Sharks at Joe Louis Arena on November 5, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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