Habs, Pens broke in Quebec City’s Videotron Centre
It’s unclear if Quebec City’s Videotron Centre will eventually play host to an NHL team of its own - we may know more about that later on today, though not necessarily decisively - but fans enjoyed an appetizer on Monday.
The Montreal Canadiens “hosted” the Pittsburgh Penguins last night, and while they didn’t seem to enjoy much of a home-ice advantage, they won 4-1.
That’s not really the point, though. This was all about giving the arena a test-run, and provide the intriguing atmosphere of Montreal playing in Quebec as an added bonus.
Some people tried to get a Go Habs Go chant going. They got drowned out by boos.— Arpon Basu (@ArponBasu) September 29, 2015
Quebec's Videotron Centre hosts its first NHL game tonight. Says Patrice Bergeron: "It's twice the size (of Le Colisee) and it's beautiful."— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) September 28, 2015
Videotron Centre sounds like the version of Redbox Darth Vader or Vladimir Putin would go to.— Seth Rorabaugh (@SethRorabaugh) September 28, 2015
"Videotron Centre" sounds like the place they take people to get vaporized in Logan's Run.— Dan (@cultureoflosing) September 28, 2015
The building isn’t the only make-or-break factor for expansion, of course.