SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 23: Torrey Mitchell #17 of the San Jose Sharks battles for the puck with Lee Stempniak #22 of the Phoenix Coyotes during the 1st period of an NHL hockey game at the HP Pavilion on December 23, 2010 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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