COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 7: Jeff Carter #7 of the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrates after David Savard #58 of the Columbus Blue Jackets scored a goal during the first period against the Minnesota Wild on February 7, 2012 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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