ST. PAUL, MN - SEPTEMBER 24: Alexander Steen #20 of the St. Louis Blues is congratulated by teammates Jay McClement #18 and B.J. Crombeen #26 after scoring against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center on September 24, 2009 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Blues defeated the Wild 4-1. (Photo by Genevieve Ross/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