Montreal Was An Absolute Sh*t Show After The Habs Won The Game Last Night (VIDEOS)
In a close Game 6 against the Las Vegas Golden Knights on June 24, the Montreal Canadiens secured their spot in the Stanley Cup final for the first time in 28 years, winning a 3-2 overtime game to win the series.
In what could only be described as a fated win — with the game happening on home ice on Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, during 2021's last strawberry moon — thousands of Montrealers who crowded L'Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal in the celebration were scattered by Montreal police.
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Montreal police closed the area around the Bell Centre during the game due to overcrowding — and after the match, its riot squad used tear gas to disperse thousands of Montrealers.
FERMETURE DE RUES : Le quadrilatère entourant le Centre Bell est présentement fermé en raison d’une trop grande aff… https://t.co/3QlMPb8i3S— Police Montréal (@Police Montréal) 1624582446.0
Habs fans climbed some of the city's light fixtures and poles as they tossed around Montreal's infamous orange cones and proudly waved Quebec flags during the game.
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Some Montrealers lit up fireworks between buildings on the small avenues around the Bell Centre as the Habs scored each of their three goals.
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Post-win, Montrealers swarmed a police car in front of the arena, flipping it over as they broke the windshield and threw orange construction cones through its windows.
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Police did not say if anyone was hurt during last night's revelry but confirmed that two police officers sustained minor injuries.
Police move in #MontrealCanadiens https://t.co/k57HzbkBCC— Henry Lovgren (@Henry Lovgren) 1624592286.0
The Habs will know who they'll be competing against after tonight's semi-final Game 7 between the New York Islanders and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Go Habs go!