Wednesday, 14 May 2014


Montreal and Boston will meet for the final time this season tonight in Boston in what will determine the second-half of the Eastern Conference Final teams. With the Rangers winning last night, there will be at least one Original Six team in the Stanley Cup Final yet again, and there's a good chance that the Chicago-Boston series everyone seems to have predicted before the playoffs started - yours truly as well - could still happen. Unless, of course, Montreal wins. Playoff fever is at an all-time high in both cities, so this one should be a beauty to finish off the series!

To give you an example of what Montreal fans are doing to rally behind their team, here's the rack of doughnuts at the Tim Hortons location found at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The Bell Centre, of course, is the home of the Montreal Canadiens, and it appears you might be able to pick up a bag of day-old Boston Cream doughnuts fairly inexpensively tomorrow morning. Heck, even this evening! If you're a Boston Bruins fan in Montreal and you have a sweet tooth, you may be able to invite your friends over to watch the game and enjoy a few "beignets" as you tune into "ICI Radio-Canada" for the game this evening. Like that French? That's a little savoir-faire there, readers!

Maybe you want to go out to an establishment for a few adult beverages and some food? Boston Pizza, a good Canadian establishment, has swapped its name on all Quebec-based restaurants throughout this series to show its support of the Montreal Canadiens. Call your friends, and tell them to meet you at the newly-named Montreal Pizza for tonight's Game Seven battle! Canada's Boston Montreal Pizza may require you to make a reservation, though, if you want to watch from one of their fine establishments!

All in all, I expect this Game Seven to be a fantastic game between two exceptional young goaltenders, two well-matched teams, and two savvy coaches who seem to enjoy this game of chess they are playing. Tonight, a berth in the Eastern Conference Final and a date with the New York Rangers is on the line, and I'm pumped for this one! Subban, Price, Pacioretty, Plekanec, Gionta, Gorges, Markov, Emelin, Gallagher, Eller, Prust and the rest of the Canadiens versus Bergeron, Krejci, Lucic, Marchand, Chara, Rask, Soderberg, Thornton, Campbell, Kelly, and the rest of the Bruins in a winner-takes-all tonight! It's gonna be a beauty!

As expected, I am throwing my support behind the only Canadian-based squad in the playoffs, so GO HABS GO!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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