As the Montreal Canadiens playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights rages on, one thing has been abundantly clear — having a sellout crowd cheering you on makes a HUGE difference.
And while Montreal seems to be far from allowing 20,000 people into the Bell Centre, it's encouraging to see fans in the U.S.
In the U.S., fans have been regularly packing some arenas.
Game Won 😜 #KnightUp https://t.co/FCo0HCZyuf— Vegas Golden Knights (@Vegas Golden Knights) 1623729250.0
In Montreal, meanwhile, only 3,500 fans are allowed in the Bell Centre.
additional tickets have been released for tonight's game 🎟️: https://t.co/OTC1tUhDWh https://t.co/8lRfyidoMY— Tampa Bay Lightning (@Tampa Bay Lightning) 1623772811.0
Outside of the Bell Centre is a different story, but the crowds still pale in comparison to the sellout crowds in the U.S.
TOFFOLI MET FIN À LA SÉRIE!!!!!! TOFFOLI ENDS THE SERIES!!!!!! #GoHabsGo https://t.co/45qjEU0zmI— Canadiens Montréal (@Canadiens Montréal) 1623120966.0
The CDC has said that Americans who are fully vaccinated can largely "resume activities [they] did prior to the pandemic" free from most pandemic-era rules.
In Vegas, for instance, fans were maskless and without any social distancing.
#GoalCaufield, playoff edition. #GoHabsGo https://t.co/xjRSZsX9Yb— Canadiens Montréal (@Canadiens Montréal) 1623725060.0
Intermissions in Vegas hit different 😏 https://t.co/EQs2u1yT7e— Vegas Golden Knights (@Vegas Golden Knights) 1623726289.0
LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS IT’S KNIGHT TIME https://t.co/hGALW43nK0— Vegas Golden Knights (@Vegas Golden Knights) 1623719348.0
When do you think the Bell Centre will be able to welcome back a sellout crowd to cheer on the Habs?