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First, Toronto’s CN Tower. Now, Niagara Falls illuminates in Montreal Canadiens colours

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Coming into the NHL’s semi-finals, the Montreal Canadiens are riding a hot streak having won their last seven games after falling behind 3-1 to the Toronto Maple Leafs in Round 1. The Vegas Golden Knights are also on a bit of a hot streak winning their last four games after falling behind 2-0 to the Colorado Avalanche in Round 2. Look for goaltenders Carey Price and Marc-Andre Fleury to duel it out as both puck stoppers have been on the top of their game through the first two rounds. Also of note will the individual performances of Max Pacioretty and Nick Suzuki who three years ago were traded for each other in a multi-player deal. – Jun 14, 2021

Habs fever seems to be sweeping the nation as the team gears up for the Stanley Cup semi-finals.

Niagara Falls was illuminated in the tricolore colours of the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday evening, the night before the first game against the top-seeded Vegas Golden Knights.

The gesture was “in support” of the club as Canada’s last remaining team in the NHL playoffs, the park said on Twitter.

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Niagara Falls is the latest Ontario landmark to be decked out in bleu, blanc and rouge.

The CN Tower was lit up in Habs’ colours last week, much to the chagrin of Torontonians.

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The Canadiens have had an improbable run up until this point after coming back to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs and then sweeping the Winnipeg Jets.

The initiative ahead of the first meeting between Vegas and Montreal brought joy to some fans in the area.

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Montreal was touched by the gesture too.

“Just when we thought Niagara Falls couldn’t get any more beautiful,” the team tweeted.

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Others weren’t so pleased, though.

“Nobody in these cities are cheering for the Canadiens,” one person wrote. “Who’s idea was this?”

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It is the first time the two clubs are meeting up in the playoffs.

The first game of the third round series is set to kick off at 9 p.m. ET on Monday in Las Vegas.

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