WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 12: Connor Carrick #58 of the Washington Capitals batles for the puck against Matt Ellis #37 of the Buffalo Sabres in the first period during an NHL game at Verizon Center on January 12, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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