March 17, 2017 12:19 pm
Updated: March 17, 2017 12:26 pm

Senators, Canadiens to mark NHL centennial with outdoor game in December

Montreal Canadiens' Shea Weber, right, and Brendan Gallagher, left, hug teammate Alex Galchenyuk.

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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the Ottawa Senators will host the Montreal Canadiens in an outdoor game on Dec. 16 to mark the league’s 100th anniversary.

The game will be played at TD Place, home of the CFL Ottawa Redblacks.

It will be taking place almost 100 years after Ottawa and Montreal met on the NHL’s opening night of Dec. 19, 1917.

Montreal defeated the original Ottawa Senators 7-4 in that game.

This will be the third Heritage Classic appearance for the Canadiens, and the second for the Senators.

The inaugural Heritage Classic was hosted by Edmonton at Commonwealth Stadium in 2003.

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