GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: NHL Hockey Operations Manager Rob Blake presents Ray Whitney #13 of the Phoenix Coyotes with a Tiffany crystal statuette representing his 1,000 career NHL points in a ceremony prior to the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Jobing.com Arena on April 3, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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