Montreal fans beat the Tampa Lightning in the fourth tense match of the Stanley Cup final, Montreal fans roar
After Josh Anderson scored the winning goal in overtime and helped the Habs win 3-2 in the fourth game against the Tampa Bay Chargers, Montreal hockey fans cheered unrestrainedly on Monday. And cheer to celebrate.
“We need to win at home to cheer up the entire Habs country. Now we are going to Tampa and we will be back,” said Habs fan Balaji Yutra after the victory, as he played with hundreds of people Celebrate the streets outside Bell Center.
Fans also packed the area around the stadium to watch the game on the big screen.
The fifth game of the best-of-seven game is scheduled for Wednesday in Tampa. If necessary, the sixth game will be held in Montreal on Friday.
Jutla said that there was a steep hill ahead, but added: “If you have climbed it before, what is a steep mountain? It’s just a mountain. That’s it.”
Jutla, a Montreal native who was born and raised, said he is a lifelong fan of Habs, watching his team reach the finals and now beating Bolt in Game 4 is “surprising.”
Fans say the crowd feels bigger
After watching the game at Bell Center, Mike Montour said he enjoyed the excitement, but he did not think that Habs would win the cup.
Habs and Lightning played in front of an audience of approximately 3,500. Stadiums can usually accommodate more than 21,000 seats, but due to COVID-19 public health restrictions, seats are restricted.
Regardless, Monture said the crowd felt bigger.
Monterey said the sound was loud and “very exciting”, while fans cheered and chanted backstage, overflowing from Bell Center to downtown Montreal.
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Sunil Peetush said he was ecstatic watching the game and hoped that his beloved team would take home the Stanley Cup.
“If there is a team that can do this, they have shown that they are capable of doing it,” Peetush said. “They have this kind of underdog mentality, maybe this is the right way out for this team.”
Sabrina Delvasto said that many people think the Canadians will lose and she is very happy to see the victory on Monday night. She said that Habs is still likely to win the Stanley Cup.
“I think they have a very good team this year,” said Delvasto, who saw Habu win the Cup in 1993 before he was born-this is the last time the team has reached the playoff finals.
Before the start of the game, the Montreal police warned that it has the support of the Quebec police force and will not tolerate criminal behavior.
The police were dispatched on Monday night to try to prevent a recurrence of the riots that occurred after Habbs defeated the Las Vegas Golden Cavaliers on June 24.
After the victory, Montreal police deployed tear gas in the city center to disperse the crowd. The police stated that people showed aggressive behavior towards police officers and vandalism. The police arrested 15 people that night and issued 60 tickets for setting off fireworks and firecrackers.
On Monday morning, Montreal police spokesman Const. Véronique Comtois declined to say how many police officers are on duty, but made it clear that “the officers will be prepared to intervene”.
Among the Habu fans who watched the game outside on Monday night was Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante, who went to the Olympic Park to watch the game on the big screen.
She invited residents to cheer for the local team in front of the Olympic Stadium or the Quartier des Spectacles, a cultural district of the city, which has a large city square surrounded by entertainment venues and art galleries.
After the end, Plant wrote on Twitter: “Wow! The game is over.”