ATLANTA - MARCH 11: Jacob Josefson #16 of the New Jersey Devils checks Chris Thorburn #27 of the Atlanta Thrashers into the boards at Philips Arena on March 11, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/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