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Messier, Francis, MacInnis and Stevens team for Legends Classic

11/11/2007 - NHL

TORONTO -- Mark Messier, Ron Francis, Al MacInnis and
Scott Stevens teamed up Sunday in the Legends Classic on the eve of their
Hockey Hall of Fame inductions.

Messier showed a burst of the speed when he broke free down the
right wing and planted a shot in a top corner of the net in the
final minutes, but the Hall of Fame newcomers and their Expansion
side teammates fell 12-11 to the Original Six team.

The four new inductees, along with Jim Gregory who goes into the
builders' section, were presented with their HHOF blazers by
president Bill Hay and former Maple Leafs coach Pat Quinn during
pregame ceremonies.

Claude Lemieux, Steve Shutt and Chris Nilan scored two goals
each for the Original Sixers, who also got scoreboard help from
members of a Mississauga tyke team who got onto the ice for a few
minutes. Glenn Anderson scored four goals for the Expansion team.

"It was a pretty decent pace out there for a bunch of old
guys," Original Six winger Mike Gartner said.