Despite some COVID-19 cancellations, Quebecers celebrated one of the most festive Saint-Jean-Baptiste Days ever because the Montreal Canadiens eliminated the Vegas Golden Knights, sending them straight to the Stanley Cup finals.
The downtown area was buzzing with thousands of cheering fans, and the Twitter reactions, both to the win and to the festivities, were just perfect.
Playing on how Premier François Legault loves to describe small gatherings as "p'tit parties," MC Gilles tweeted at Legault asking if the massive crowd outside the Bell Centre was considered a small-, medium- or large-sized party.
. @francoislegault Question pour un ami, Petit, moyen ou gros party? :) https://t.co/TAAMieUPlK— MC Gilles (@MC Gilles) 1624578597.0
Some other Twitter users, such as Brant Feldman, pointed out the silliness of only allowing 3,500 people in the Bell Centre while way more people packed the streets.
For all of my friends in Ontario, when will you go back to the way it apparently is allowed in Quebec?… https://t.co/g5c6a7mMAm— Sen. Brant Feldman (@Sen. Brant Feldman) 1624583525.0
Phillip Danault's pizza at press conferences has been the talk of the town for the past few weeks. In addition to getting us all craving pizza, it has many Quebecers wondering when Danault will get a pizza sponsorship.
ITS NOT DELIVERY, ITS DANAULT https://t.co/R5PqWL0pGV— Scott Matla (@Scott Matla) 1624592327.0
Danault sharing pizza with young Cole Caufield on Thursday night touched many. Guillaume Pelletier came up with the perfect title for Caufield's reaction: "When mom isn't here and dad is in charge of dinner."
Quand maman est pas là et que c’est papa qui s’occupe du souper. #canadiens #StanleyCup https://t.co/Nu6XR4UOF9— Guillaume Pelletier (@Guillaume Pelletier) 1624595554.0
Ultimately, we were all just feeling the love — some of us so much so that we were jealous of the moment Marc Bergevin hugged Carey Price.
I need someone to hug me like Marc Bergevin hugged Carey Price 💙🤍❤️ #GoHabsGo https://t.co/6zC3WjJQPw— Louis Colas (@Louis Colas) 1624619689.0
The Stanley Cup or the orange cone? Montreal was so happy last night that it didn't even matter.
Le cône orange ou la Coupe? 🏆 #GoHabsGo #MTLvsVGK #SaintJeanBaptiste https://t.co/was8dse775— Sandrine Vieira (@Sandrine Vieira) 1624591970.0