A pre-game ceremony saw Montreal Canadiens legends Serge Savard , Henri Richard and Yvon Cournoyer descend from the seats with a torch, which was passed on to 1950s and 1960s great Jean Beliveau, who finally gave it to current captain Brian Gionta to carry out to centre ice.
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Puck dropped; Game at Bell Centre between MTL vs TOR January 19th 2013
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Josh Gorges #26 of the Montreal Canadiens dives to strip the puck from Phil Kessel #81 of the Toronto Maple Leafs during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on January 19, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Canadiens 2-1.