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Talbot and Pominville star in sold out Quebec exhibition

Maxime Talbot, Brian Gionta,

Philadelphia Flyers’ Maxime Talbot, left, and Montreal Canadiens’ Brian Gionta laugh while sitting on the bench during the first period of a charity hockey game in Chateauguay, Quebec, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. The NHL canceled the rest of the preseason Thursday, just a day before negotiations were set to resume in an effort to end the lockout. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)


The first game in the Tournée de Joueurs in Quebec took place tonight and it would be Maxime Talbot and Jason Pominville who would steal the show.

Team Montreal beat out Team Quebec 7-4 as Talbot and Pominville each scored two goals. The game featured a host of talent who call Quebec home as well as many members of the Montreal Canadiens. Guys like Simon Gagne, Brian Gionta, Andrei Markov, Alex Burrows, and Corey Crawford were among those who suited up.

With 20 NHL players involved in the exhibition and tickets going off at $20 a pop, the game sold out at a small arena in Chateauguay. With Talbot and Bruno Gervais organizing the barnstorming event, there are two more games set to happen next week.

So far, so good for the independently organized event and now you wonder if perhaps players elsewhere will be inspired to do the same elsewhere should the lockout drag on for a while.