The Buffalo Sabres head to the province of Quebec to face the Montreal Canadiens in a pre-season match-up on Sunday, September 15th (7:30 p.m. face-off). They return to Montreal twice during the regular season – Saturday, December 7th (7 p.m. face-off) and Tuesday, March 25th (7:30 p.m. face-off) – and host the Canadians in Buffalo on Wednesday, November 27th and Sunday, March 16th (both games 7 p.m.).
The Bell Centre, located at 1909 Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montreal in Montreal, was formerly the Molson Centre; the arena is still owned and operated by the Molson family, who also owns the team. Capacity for hockey at the arena is 21,273, the largest of any NHL arena. There are also numerous other configurations for concerts, other sports and special events, with seating capacity ranging from 2,000 to more than 23,000.
There are four restaurants at the Bell Centre: La Mise au Jeu, a 300-seat upscale restaurant (members only); La Mise as Jeu Bar & Lounge, featuring hand-carved meats, fresh baked breads and drinks (open to the public); Restaurant 9-4-10, a 200-seat members-only dining area featuring culinary offerings and an extensive wine list; and La Cage aux Sports, one of the largest sports bars in Montreal, with over 70 TVs, Canadians memorabilia, and room for up to 550 people.
Tickets for upcoming Sabres/Canadiens games are available through the Canadiens’ website listed below; pre-season tickets start at $33, while regular season tickets range in price from $43 to $263 (plus fees).
For more information on the Canadiens, visit canadiens.nhl.com.
For more information on the Bell Centre, visit www.bellcentre.ca/en/.
For more information on the Buffalo Sabres, visit sabres.nhl.com.
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