COLUMBUS, OH -MARCH 16: Sergei Bobrovsky #72 of the Columbus Blue Jackets warms up prior to the start of the game against the Phoenix Coyotes on March 16, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus warmed up in special green jerseys in commemoration of St. Patrick's Day. The jersey's will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to charity. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/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