UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 04: Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders is checked by Brett Bellemore #73 of the Carolina Hurricanes at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 4, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via 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