Jimmy Fallon is winning his bet with the Montreal Canadiens... so far
If the New York Rangers keep playing like they did on Saturday afternoon, Jimmy Fallon is going to be the winner of one high-profile bet.
Once the Montreal Canadiens found out they were set to play the Broadway Blueshirts in the NHL’s Eastern Conference Final, Les Habitants challenged the Tonight Show host to a friendly wager:
Fallon countered, and both sides virtually shook on the bet:
So to summarize: If the Rangers win the best-of-seven series, the Canadiens will change their @CanadiensMTL Twitter avatar to a photo of Fallon for one day. The team’s mascot, Youppi, will wear a NYR jersey and post 10 pictures of himself walking around Montreal, possibly at the bar Chez Serge, which does feature a mechanical bull. If the Habs are victorious, Fallon will wear a Canadiens jersey during one of his monologues.
We have to admit: This was a brilliant move by Montreal’s marketing team. While these sort of bets are typically placed between the mayors of each team’s city, what better way to get exposure for their team — and the sport — than engaging a dude who embodies NYC spirit… and just happens to have a popular late-night show?
But to make this truly worthwhile, the Canadiens players better actually show up for game 2. The series opened yesterday, with the Rangers pummelling the Habs, 7-2.
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