DETROIT - DECEMBER 31: Justin Abdelkader #8 of the Detroit Red Wings loses his stick and falls to the ice as Chris Durno #45 of the Colorado Avalanche skates by during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on December 31, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
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