ST. LOUIS, MO - JANUARY 22: A St. Louis Blues fan pets one of the dogs available for adoption in conjunction with the Barkin' with the Blues night before an NHL game between the St. Louis Blues and the Columbus Blue Jackets on January 22, 2011 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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