Canadiens celebrate 100th anniversary

Updated: December 4, 2009, 9:28 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- Right in the middle of their 100th birthday party, the Montreal Canadiens had a huge surprise in store for two of their oldest living legends.

Emile Bouchard and Elmer Lach, among the team's 44 former players in the Hockey Hall of Fame, had their jersey numbers retired Friday night to cap a nostalgic on-ice ceremony prior to the Canadiens' centennial game against the Boston Bruins.

Hockey legend Gordie Howe was brought out to introduce Jean Beliveau, the last of 29 former ...

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