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Winter Classic in photos: 10 great images from battle between Canadiens and Bruins

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Winter Classic in photos: 10 great images from battle between Canadiens and Bruins

Jared Clinton
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The 2016 Winter Classic between the Montreal Canadiens and hometown Boston Bruins at Gillette Stadium was a spectacular event and set the stage for some stunning photography. These are 10 of the best images from the NHL's annual outdoor game.

Though the premise of the Winter Classic hasn't changed over the past several seasons, the event always manages to feel special and produce some of the most breathtaking photos in all of sports. The 2016 event between the Montreal Canadiens and hometown Boston Bruins at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., was no exception. With nearly 70,000 people in attendance, the game was a spectacle, and the photographers on hand captured the event in all its glory. Take a look at 10 of the best images from the 2016 Winter Classic:

Canadiens goaltender Mike Condon and Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask lead their respective teams out onto the ice for the 2016 Winter Classic. (Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)
Canadiens goaltender Mike Condon and Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask lead their respective teams out onto the ice for the 2016 Winter Classic. (Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)
Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien paid homage to Bill Belichick, coach of the New England Patriots, by wearing an outfit similar to that worn by the four-time Super Bowl-winning NFL coach. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien paid homage to Bill Belichick, coach of the New England Patriots, by wearing an outfit similar to that worn by the four-time Super Bowl-winning NFL coach. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Montreal's Dale Weise and Boston's Adam McQuaid exchange a few words during a stoppage in play. (Olivier Samson Arcand/NHLI via Getty Images)
Montreal's Dale Weise and Boston's Adam McQuaid exchange a few words during a stoppage in play. (Olivier Samson Arcand/NHLI via Getty Images)
Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask dives and fails to stop a loose puck that was batted into the Boston net by Canadiens center David Desharnais. (Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask dives and fails to stop a loose puck that was batted into the Boston net by Canadiens center David Desharnais. (Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
Boston's bench looks on during a netfront scramble in Montreal's zone. (Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)
Boston's bench looks on during a netfront scramble in Montreal's zone. (Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)
Paul Byron celebrates after putting Montreal up 2-0 in the second period. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Paul Byron celebrates after putting Montreal up 2-0 in the second period. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
The Bruins and Canadiens battle for a loose puck in the second period. (Olivier Samson Arcand/NHLI via Getty Images)
The Bruins and Canadiens battle for a loose puck in the second period. (Olivier Samson Arcand/NHLI via Getty Images)
Brendan Gallagher celebrates his second period goal. It was Gallagher's first goal since returning to the Montreal lineup after a 17-game absence due to injury. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Brendan Gallagher celebrates his second period goal. It was Gallagher's first goal since returning to the Montreal lineup after a 17-game absence due to injury. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Canadiens goaltender Mike Condon makes a huge glove save after Boston's Ryan Spooner fires a puck on net in the dying seconds of the third period. (Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
Canadiens goaltender Mike Condon makes a huge glove save after Boston's Ryan Spooner fires a puck on net in the dying seconds of the third period. (Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
The closing moments of the Canadiens' 5-1 victory over the Bruins. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
The closing moments of the Canadiens' 5-1 victory over the Bruins. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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Winter Classic in photos: 10 great images from battle between Canadiens and Bruins