TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 12: Ryan Malone #12 of the Tampa Bay Lightning talks with teammate Martin St. Louis #26 during pre-game skate against the Washington Capitals at the St. Pete Times Forum on January 12, 2010 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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