ST PAUL, MN - OCTOBER 16: (L-R) Kris Russel #10 and Ethan Moreau #19 of the Columbus Blue Jackets battle Guillaume Latendresse #48 of the Minnesota Wild for the puck during the first period at Xcel Energy Center on October 16, 2010 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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