Well, with the NHL’s “Heritage Classic” behind us, we are glad to discover this newly posted video.

It is of a CBC broadcast of a 1969 NHL regular season game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens, interestingly the first  regular season game between the clubs ever played on a Saturday night.

The game is being played at the Montreal Forum. Danny Gallivan handles the play-by-play. Dick Irvin at his side. The analyst is Dickie Moore.

The game was one of the first in the post-Imlach period. Marv Edwards is in goal for Toronto; Rogatien Vachon for Canadiens. Bob Ashley is the referee.

The game is divided into two videoes. Video two will be posted shortly.

What a great time capsule – it was on Johnny Bowers “45th” birthday – Dick Irvin relays how statistician Ron ANdrews mentioned that Bower was the first player ever able to collect an NHL pension while still an active player.

What a time capsule.

Many thanks to “Newton Minnow” for posting.