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On the scene in Montreal

Saturday, 11.22.2008 / 12:13 PM / News

By Staff

Follow Saturday night's Patrick Roy number retirement celebration in Montreal at will stream NHL Network's live coverage of the ceremony from the Bell Centre in Montreal beginning at 6 p.m. ET Saturday.

In addition, Dan Rosen from will be there to document it all.

From the moment the podium is put on the ice until the final whistle blows, will be bringing you live blogging coverage of the long overdue evening honoring the greatest goalie to ever wear the bleu, blanc et rouge.

The ceremony that ends with Roy's jersey hanging from the Bell Centre rafters is set to begin at 6 p.m. ET and last an hour. The first faceoff between the Canadiens and Boston Bruins is scheduled for 7:40 p.m. ET.

If you can't watch it live, open up the lap top and follow along with Dan. Even if you are watching it live, but are starving for some instant analysis, keep the laptop handy and keep refreshing Dan will have you covered. If you already have plans for Saturday night but are interested, just come on over to when you can and the coverage will all be there, plus a follow story to run Sunday.

Anything fit to print will be on

Roy's No. 33 will be joining elite company. Thirteen numbers for 14 players already have been retired by the NHL's oldest franchise. The honorees, with corresponding number in parentheses, are:

Jacques Plante (1), Doug Harvey (2), Jean Beliveau (4), Bernie Geoffrion (5), Howie Morenz (7), Maurice Richard (9), Guy Lafleur (10), Dickie Moore (12), Yvan Cournoyer (12), Henri Richard (16), Serge Savard (18), Larry Robinson (19), Bob Gainey (23) and Ken Dryden (29).

Through Rejean Houle, Montreal's former general manager who is now one of the team's ambassadors, Dan has learned that several members of the Habs' Stanley Cup winning squad from 1993 will be in attendance. The list includes: Vincent Damphousse, Ed Ronan, Gary Leeman, Eric Desjardins, Mike Keane, Gilbert Dionne, Stephan Lebeau, Denis Savard, Benoit Brunet, Guy Carbonneau and Kirk Muller. Habs legend Serge Savard, the GM of that team, is also expected to attend.

Dan will be there, too.

Follow the night along with him.
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