TORONTO, CANADA - FEBRUARY 4: Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes stretches in the warm-up prior to a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on February 4, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/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