(Photo: Canadiens via Twitter)
Jimmy Fallon, the new host of The Tonight Show on NBC and a big Rangers fan, had some fun on his show on Monday night, rubbing in the fact he won a bet with the Canadiens when New York won the Eastern Conference final in six games.
The majority of Fallon’s monologue at the beginning of his show focused on the bet.
“The Montreal Canadiens actually, they bet me, they provoked me, they poked the bear,” Fallon said about the bet that developed on Twitter.
“Here’s the deal,” Fallon added. “When the Rangers win … not if … I change the (Habs Twitter) avatar to a photo of my choice and also I want Youppi! to walk around the streets of Montreal in a Rangers jersey. They said, ‘All right, it’s a deal, we’ll do this.’
“So I got to say, these guys, they’re good sports. They made good on this bet with me and they sent Youppi! out to take pictures of himself … it’s really depressing.
“But this shows you how beautiful the city is. Montreal’s a great place.”
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The Canadiens announced on Tuesday the dates for their annual alumni softball tour, featuring many former Habs players along with some former Expos. The alumni roster will include former Canadiens’ Guy Carbonneau, Sergio Momesso, Stéphane Richer, Chris Nilan, Patrice Brisebois, Mathieu Dandenault, Gilbert Delorme, Mathieu Darche, Richard Sévigny, Yvon Lambert, Enrico Ciccone, Dave Morissette, Jocelyn Lemieux and Pierre Dagenais, along with former Expos’ Claude Raymond, Steve Rogers, Derek Aucoin and Denis Boucher. For more details on the softball tour, click here.