TAMPA, FL - MARCH 5: Matt Smaby #32 of the Tampa Bay Lightning walks out to the ice for pre-game skate against the Montreal Canadiens at the St. Pete Times Forum on March 5, 2011 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