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Bet with Jimmy Fallon leaves Canadiens mascot roaming Montreal in sorrow

Jun 1, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

Brimming with confidence, the Montreal Canadiens made a bet with Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon before the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers started. When the Canadiens fell short, it was their mascot, Youppi!, that was forced to pay the price.

Youppi! wore a Rangers jersey with Fallon’s name on the back as he toured Montreal. It was clear though that Henrik Lundqvist‘s series-winning shutout victory over Montreal was still on his mind:

The Canadiens will have to wait until next season before they’ll have a chance to lift Youppi!’s spirits.

  1. nybadger - Jun 1, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Great stuff!!! LGR!!!

    • lynnkahn1 - Jun 2, 2014 at 6:45 PM

      LOVE IT What else has he got to do for the time being — two AMERICAN teams going for Stanley lol I am happy Go Rangers

  2. sharksfan754 - Jun 1, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Glad they honored the bet. Still waiting for caepernick to shave his eyebrow for losing to Seattle in September.

    • imleftcoast - Jun 1, 2014 at 4:25 PM

      Biggest butt-sore loser. Hope he tests Sherman again this season. Can’t believe we have to wait until week 13 for a rematch. With all the dysfunction in SF this offseason, I’m more concerned about the Hawks beating the Cardinals. Three best teams in football in one division.

  3. charastein - Jun 1, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    Take that Youppi.

  4. aljobe - Jun 1, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    Does it bother anyone else that Fallon’s jersey uses a number the Rangers have retired?

    • potbellyjoe - Jun 2, 2014 at 2:32 PM

      I think it’s a “Fallon Won” joke.

  5. djshnooks - Jun 2, 2014 at 2:20 AM

    I’m sure the jersey was a “we’re #1” thing.

    He’s not a player, wearing it in a game. I don’t see an issue. No harm, no foul.

    (I’m not a Rangers fan though.)

  6. sjsblitz - Jun 2, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    I honestly feel bad

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