RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 16: Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes wears a camouflage jersey for Military Appreciation Night as he warms up prior to an NHL game against the Edmonton Oilers at PNC Arena on March 16, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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