SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 19: Bobby Ryan #9 of the Anaheim Ducks shoots the puck just past the glove of goalie Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the San Jose Sharks and scores the first goal of the game during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 19, 2009 at HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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