Playoff Notes: 4th NHL playoff in 5th NHL season ... Round 2 vs Mtl: 0-5=5 in 6 gp ... Had 2 assists each 5/1 in gm 1 and 5/3 in gm 2 and a single assist 5/6 in gm 3 ... Round 1 vs Det: 0-0=0 in 5 gp ... 10 career multi-pt games ... Career OT: 1-2=3 in 20 gp ... Career Game 7s: 5 (4-1)
2013-14 Notes: Tied for NHL lead w/5 SHG and ranked 3rd at +36 … Played every game for 1st time in his career, reached the 20-goal mark for the 3rd time and established a career-high in assists (28) … Had a 6-game point streak (1/14-27, 7-5=12) … 11 multi-pt games
Playoff Fun Fact: Has played in 2 Stanley Cup Finals, winning in 2011 vs Vancouver and losing in 2013 to Chicago … 1 of 11 players in NHL history to have scored 2-or-more goals in a SCF gm 7 ... Celebrated his 26th birthday yesterday
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