BOSTON, MA - MAY 16: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins carries the puck around Michael Del Zotto #4 of the New York Rangers in the first period in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 16, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/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