The Pittsburgh Penguins hit the ice tonight in their first pre-season game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Coverage can be heard on Montreal’s english speaking CJAD talk radio starting at 7PM. Click HERE to launch the CJAD streaming audio player and listen to the game live. Although we do not yet have a copy of the roster for the game, it is being announced on RDS that the following players will be dressed: Crosby, Recchi, Sykora, Esposito, Talbot, Hall, Armstrong, Staal, Malone, Ruutu, Brent, Laraque, Gonchar, Letang, Sydor, Eaton, Scuderi, Weaver, Fluery and Conklin.
In other news today, the NHL will be holding a press conference at 2PM in Buffalo to “make a major announcement regarding a special event”. Of course, the announcement will be about the planned outdoor game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Jan 1, 2008. It has already been reported everywhere, except at NHL.com. Even today’s USA Today had an article announcing it. The game will be an afternoon affair at the 73,967-seat Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y., and will be broadcast on NBC.