The similarities between the 1984 Oilers and 2009 Penguins are uncanny--and they start with the youthful dynamic duos of Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier compared to Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. The NHL Network will explore the subject, including a lively conversation between Gretzky and Messier talking about their and the Penguins stars. Don't miss it, tonight at 7 ET on NHL Network and streamed live here on NHL.com.
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