WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 16: A Washington Capitals fan holds up his sign before Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Boston Bruins on April 16, 2012 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/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