ST PAUL, MN - FEBRUARY 7: Kyle Brodziak #21 of the Minnesota Wild skates away as Clayton Stoner #4 checks Alex Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of the game on February 7, 2013 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/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