NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 10: Martin Erat #10 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates warmups against the Nashville Predators during his 800th career NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on April 10, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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