WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 06: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry participates in a ceremonial puck drop with Blake Wheeler #26 of the Winnipeg Jets and John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals before an NHL game at the Verizon Center on February 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/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