Jimmy Fallon accepts Habs’ NHL playoff series wager

"Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on February 7, 2014 in New York City. Getty Images

MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens threw down the gauntlet to Jimmy Fallon by challenging the Tonight Show host to accept a friendly wager — and late Friday the comedian accepted.

Fallon responded:

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Of course, the New York Rangers sided with Fallon.

After beating the Boston Bruins in a seven-game series, the Montreal Canadiens have advanced to the Eastern Conference final, where the team will play against the Rangers. The first game of the series kicks off on Saturday.

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The Canadiens have proposed that if the Rangers win the series, the team will put a photo of Fallon as its Twitter avatar for a day, but if the Rangers lose, Fallon would wear a Habs’ jersey during one of his monologues on The Tonight Show.

The team then upped the ante by posting a doctored photo of talk-show host Conan O’Brien, photoshopped to picture him wearing a Habs jersey.


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