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NHL Network US coverage begins at 12:00pm ET today.
In Canada, Sportsnet, TSN, CBC, RDS and others will also be covering and as they say, check your local listings.
note- The funeral is at 2:00pm ET so the coverage beforehand may be a mixed bag.
Below is the live stream...
One of those broadcasting moments.
from Arpon Basu of NHL.com,
The Montreal Canadiens have sold out Bell Centre for 422 consecutive games.
All 383 regular-season games and 39 games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs dating to Jan. 8, 2004 were officially listed as a sellout, a streak that is one month short of a decade in length.
The streak was snapped Tuesday.
The official attendance for the Canadiens' 3-1 win against the Vancouver Canucks was listed as 21,286, one short of capacity, to account for the empty aisle seat in Row EE in Section 102, three rows behind the Montreal bench.
The seat had been occupied for years by the late Canadiens legend Jean Beliveau, and though he wasn't there to fill it Tuesday, the seat was in many ways the star of a night-long tribute to the Hall of Fame center and pre-eminent hockey ambassador who touched so many during his career and after.
No words needed.
Tim Thompson tribute to Jean Beliveau...
Watch the hit below that caused the concussion...
from Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette,
On this day, as it will be on Monday, too, the Bell Centre is a silent, dignified place of worship, the banners of its greatest players and its 24 championship teams suspended in dim light from the rafters overhead as a kind of CH-crested stained glass.
Jean Béliveau, a legend of La Sainte-Flannelle, never took a National Hockey League shift in the Bell Centre. His 1,287 regular-season and playoff games between 1950-71 were skated a few blocks to the northwest at the Montreal Forum, and in the buildings of 13 opponents.
But now this great centreman, the figure who epitomized uncommon excellence and a gentlemanly grace and dignity on and off the ice through his more than six decades in Montreal, lies here in state.
His flower-draped casket is in the south end, between the blue line and the faceoff circles of the zone the Canadiens defend for two periods each game.
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