The Canadiens held their annual open-door practice Sunday at the Bell Centre with about 17,000 fans attending.
The event featured a Novice A game between the St-Laurent Sonics and LaSalle Jaguars (won 2-0 by LaSalle); a novelty contest between teams captained by Canadiens’ Daniel Brière and Michaël Bournival, featuring giant pucks and cardboard cut-out players being pushed by contestants; a celebrity challenge for speed, shooting accuracy and shootout style; and mascot Youppi!
The morning ended with a 45-minute Canadiens “practice,” in effect the same rush drills done on a game-day morning skate and a brief shootout display dominated by P.K. Subban.
The Canadiens will be back in action Monday night when the Florida Panthers visit the Bell Centre (7:30 p.m., TSN-HABS, RDS, TSN Radio 690).
(Photo by Dario Ayala/The Gazette)