It was cold, snowy and the only way an outdoor classic in Canada should be played.
The Ottawa Senators braved the frigid temperatures and skated to a 3-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens at the NHL 100 Classic on Saturday night in Ottawa. A spectacle like this is always best enjoyed through photos, so here’s some of the best snapshots from the weekend’s festivities at Lansdowne Park and Parliament Hill:
Just a few captains past and present sharing a laugh. Erik Karlsson, Randy Cunneyworth, Daniel Alfredsson and Laurie Boschman relay some words of wisdom before posing for a group photo on Friday.
Ottawa Senators pose for a team photo on the Canada 150 Rink on Parliament Hill, ahead of the NHL 100 Classic in Ottawa, which they won 3-0 over the Canadiens.
Ice forms on Mike Hoffman’s beard during the Senators’ outdoor practice Friday ahead of the NHL 100 Classic.
Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price vacates the ice following an outdoor practice on a snowy Friday night in Ottawa.
Erik Karlsson soaks in the view while waiting for a pass during the Senators’ practice on Parliament Hill on Friday.
Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty tries to loosen up through the minus-20 degree weather on a frigid Saturday night in the Nation’s Capital.
Former Ottawa Senators captain and franchise leader in goals and points Daniel Alfredsson skates in the alumni game on Parliament Hill on Friday.
Former Ottawa Senators goaltender Pascal Leclaire rocks the classic Jose Theodore-inspired, toque-over-the-helmet look during Friday’s alumni game.
Senators fans brave the cold to pose for a selfie with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau before the action got underway at the NHL 100 Classic Saturday.
Ceremonies before the game were highlighted with fireworks and this stunning photo capturing the outdoor rink constructed at TD Place Stadium in downtown Ottawa.
A giant video screen on Parliament Hill’s west lawn streams the NHL 100 Classic at nearby Landsdowne Park in Ottawa on Saturday.
Tomas Plekanec and Erik Karlsson battle for the puck during the first period of the NHL 100 Classic on Saturday.
Fans from both sides rock Santa Claus beards and hats while huddling together to stay warm during Ottawa’s 3-0 victory.
Canadian Bryan Adams rocked the second intermission with a high-energy performance in front of a cold yet raucous crowd.
Teammates congratulate Craig Anderson after he posts a shutout in the NHL 100 Classic to give the Senators their second straight win after a very tumultuous few weeks.