Blocked six shots in Game 7 of the WCSF vs. Detroit and was a +1
Scored his fourth career post-season goal, all of which have been game-winners, in Game 2 of the WCSF vs. Detroit
Registered an assist in Game 5 of the WCQF vs. Los Angeles
Posted two assists, including one on the overtime winner, in Game 3 of the WCQF at Los Angeles
Making his sixth postseason appearance
Has made two Stanley Cup Final appearances ('06, '02), winning the Stanley Cup with Carolina in 2006
2010-11 SEASON NOTES:
Set a career high in shots (86)
4th on the team in blocked shots (84)
Has a plus/minus rating of +12 in the last 33 games
Missed three games due to injury (3/17 - 3/23; upper body)
Appeared in his 600th career game on March 3 vs. Detroit
Signed as a free agent by Lulea (Sweden), September 19, 2004. Traded to San Jose by Carolina with Carolina's 5th round choice (Cody Ferriero) in 2010 Entry Draft for Buffalo's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Carolina selected Mark Alt) in 2010 Entry Draft, February 7, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Lulea (Sweden), June 15, 2011. Officially announced his retirement, March 25, 2013.
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