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Talbot and Pominville star in sold out Quebec exhibition

Sep 27, 2012, 11:04 PM EDT

Maxime Talbot, Brian Gionta, AP

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.

  1. jf661506 - Sep 27, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    talbot.. couldn’t be more happy he is a flyer rather than a punk penguin

    • sportsfreak13 - Sep 28, 2012 at 12:13 AM

      Only he was a winner with the pens, and had quite the hand or should I say finger in eliminating the flyers that year.

    • somekat - Sep 28, 2012 at 9:03 PM

      best move Homer has made since he took over, IMO

  2. hockinj25 - Sep 27, 2012 at 11:49 PM

    It would be sweet to see something like this between players from different states in the US. Get the 4 states with the most players in the NHL (not sure what they are but probably Minnesota, Michigan, and New York would be 3 of them) and have them play a couple of exhibition games.

  3. anarchist9027 - Sep 28, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    It would be nice of Pominville would be that productive for the Sabres in the NHL for God sakes

    • zetaone - Sep 28, 2012 at 1:28 AM

      He was best on the Sabres with 30 goals and 73 points last year. I’d say he was that productive.

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