UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 19: Fans celebrate the return of NHL hockey prior to the home opener game between the New York Islanders and the New Jersey Devils at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 19, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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