With 1:26 remaining in the first period, the game clock stopped running for approximately 12 seconds. Before the face-off that was to have occurred with 9 seconds remaining on the game clock, Hockey Operations informed the on-ice officials of the discrepancy. As 20 minutes had been played, the period was ruled to have been completed and the teams were sent to their dressing rooms.
After being through it and seeing the other [outdoor] games on TV, just the atmosphere is spectacular. To stand here -- and we are essentially almost on the blue line -- and look up [into the stands] and knowing it is going to be packed and playing our biggest rival in this setting is going to be pretty special.
— Bruins president Cam Neely on the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between Boston and Montreal at Gillette Stadium on
Jan. 1, 2016