NHL 100 Classic in Photos: Canadiens, Senators battle in the cold

Craig Anderson made 28 saves for the shutout and the Ottawa Senators defeated the Montreal Canadiens outdoors.

The Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators capped the NHL’s year-long centennial celebration with an outdoor game at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa.

Ultimately, the Senators came away with the 3-0 victory at the NHL 100 Classic, but the night was much more than just a game. It was a celebration of hockey history.

With the game being in Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was on hand to greet the players and fans.

To kick off festivities, former captains Daniel Alfredsson and Guy Lafleur dropped the ceremonial first puck.

The temperature at puck drop was reported as feeling like minus-20 degrees Celsius. But the players and media came prepared, bundled up in toques and turtle necks to stay warm.

After a scoreless first period, Jean-Gabriel Pageau opened the scoring for the Sens by redirecting an Erik Karlsson point shot late in the second.

Late in the third, Bobby Ryan stole the puck from Jonathan Drouin and then scored on a breakaway. Nate Thompson then sealed the deal with an empty-netter.

Craig Anderson made 28 saves for the shutout, the 40th of his career and the fourth ever in an outdoor game.

A great game to cap a great year celebrating hockey. This is why we love this game.

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