Ottawa just scored the ultimate goal.
On March 17 the NHL announced an outdoor hockey game will take place at Lansdowne Park to mark the 100th anniversary of the very first NHL game that took place in the nation’s capital in 1917.
Just like in 1917, when the two founding members of the NHL, the Ottawa Senators and the Montreal Canadiens originally met on the league’s opening night, the same two teams will face off for the game at Lansdowne Park on Dec. 16, 2017.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the game will launch the league’s next 100 years, adding the league believed it was only right to bring the Canadiens and the Senators back together. in this outdoor game.
Senators owner Eugene Melnyk said the game, which will be played at the home of the Ottawa RedBlacks of the Canadian Football League, will highlight Ottawa's place in hockey history.
“It reaffirms the game of hockey was born right here in Ottawa, and it's appropriate to have the celebration here in this city,” Melnyk said. “It's something everyone in this great city will be proud of.”
This will be the first outdoor game the Senators will host.
Additional details about the 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic, including broadcast and ticketing information, will be announced in the coming months.