LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 28: Andre Benoit #61 of the Colorado Avalanche brings the puck up the ice ahead of Trevor Lewis #22 of the Los Angeles Kings during their preseason game at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 28, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/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