NHL·Legend To Star

Ken Dryden passes torch to Carey Price during ceremony

No part in the Montreal Canadiens' home-opening ceremony on Thursday drew a greater cheer than when Habs legend Ken Dryden handed the torch to present-day star Carey Price.

Habs continue stellar tradition

Montreal legend Ken Dryden, right, passes the torch to Habs goalie Carey Price during a pre-game ceremony Thursday night at the Bell Centre. (Twitter)

“To you from failing hands we throw the torch. Be yours to hold it high.”

To the Montreal Canadiens, it’s not just a line in a poem from John McCrae’s In Flanders Fields, it’s a motto that’s displayed in the team’s dressing room.

Prior to Montreal’s home opener against the Boston Bruins on Thursday night, the line in the poem came to life.

The Canadiens are renowned for pulling off extravagant ceremonies.

On this night, no part drew a greater cheer than when Montreal legend Ken Dryden handed the torch to present-day star Carey Price.

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