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Architectural rendering of the 2011 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ unveiled

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

NEW YORK – The National Hockey League today unveiled an architectural rendering of the 2011 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™, the much-anticipated outdoor match-up between the Calgary Flames and Montreal Canadiens at 4 p.m. MT Sunday, Feb. 20, at McMahon Stadium in Calgary.  A celebration of hockey’s rich outdoor history and proud Canadian heritage, the 2011 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic is the first NHL® regular season game contested outdoors in Canada since the Edmonton Oilers hosted the Canadiens at the first Heritage Classic at Commonwealth Stadium on November 22, 2003.

      The rendering shows McMahon Stadium and the 40,000 hockey fans that are expected to fill the stadium on game day.  Adjacent to the stadium is Spectator Plaza, the outdoor hockey and entertainment festival with live musical performances, interactive hockey-themed attractions, prizing and giveaways, food, beverage and merchandise tents.  The two-day festival will be open from Noon – 6 p.m. (M.S.T.) on Feb. 19 and from Noon until game time on Feb. 20.

      On Feb. 20, CBC and RDS will carry the 2011 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic live in Canada and VERSUS will telecast the outdoor match in the United States.  In addition to the standard and HD telecasts, the game is being distributed in next-generation 3D in Canada via CBC and in the U.S. via VERSUS.  On radio, Calgary’s Fan 960, Montreal’s CJAD (English) and CKAC (French) and Sirius XM's NHL Home Ice XM 204 and Sirius 208 (with Best of XM package in the US, only) will have all of the coverage around North America. NHL Network™ and will provide extensive pre- and post-game programming.

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