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.
In a video, a large crowd is seen watching the game through La Cage windows and Christopher is even seen crowd surfing.
Habs fans surrounded star goalie Carey Price as he drove home after the victory. "After all, it's Carey Price, one of the greatest if not the greatest goalie in history. To have seen him in person was fun and memorable," said @y.zadar, who recorded the video.
MTL Blog's Alex Melki was on the scene at the Bell Center when, after the game, fans literally did backflips and lit up fireworks to celebrate Montreal's very best. Go Habs Go!
The statement cited "violence on the territory of Montreal, especially in the parks and on the streets" as justification for the move.
As the city's red zone curfew lifted this past weekend, large groups of young Montrealers flocked to the Old Port and downtown — some were seen crowd surfing, jumping off city art fixtures and partying.
However, Coderre's team said his proposed curfew could be temporary.
"The police need tools, even temporary ones, such as a ban on alcohol consumption at 8 p.m., [...] temporary measures should be advocated until Montreal gets back to normal," the statement said.
Plante says Coderre's comments would penalize families and young Montrealers
According to TVA Nouvelles, Mayor Valérie Plante said Coderre's proposal is "very disconnected from reality."
"A proposal [like this] would mostly penalize families and youth," Plante said.
She said implementing a curfew on alcohol and forcing Montrealers to drink in a home is less safe than being able to drink in a park outdoors.
"Sixty percent of Montrealers have no yards and [we'll] say, 'No, the parks aren't for you, go [drink] in a basement,' [...] when we know it's much more secure to be outside," she said.
MTL Blog asked Coderre's team whether he thinks his curfew proposal would deter young Montrealers from voting for him in the next election but did not receive a response.