BUFFALO, NY - APRIL 13: Officials gather after the groundbreaking for the $172 million HARBORcenter before the game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Philadelphia Flyers on April 13, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. The mixed-use entertainment facility will feature two ice rinks and a hotel. Standing (L-R) are Sabres chief development officer Cliff Benson, Buffalo mayor Byron Brown, Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula, and Sabres president Theodore Black. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI vi
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