Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson have launched a friendly wager ahead of the NHL opening round match-up between the Canadiens and the Senators that opens on Thursday in Montreal.

The two mayors agreed that the mayor of the losing city will wear the jersey of the winning team before their next City Council meeting and will also display the flag of the winning city’s team in their office for a week.

Both cities mayors are, as expected displaying civic pride ahead of the series commencement.

“After an amazing regular season, I am convinced Michel Therrien’s team will give us the opportunity to see my colleague wearing a Montreal Canadiens jersey. Go Habs Go ! “, said Mayor Applebaum.

“Our Sens have had a season of ups and downs, but we know that their best games are still ahead of them,” said Mayor Watson. “They have shown that they never give up – and our fans will not give up – as we cheer them to victory over the Habs.”

Watson, a Montreal native is also said to be wagering a plate of Ottawa’s loved Golden Palace egg rolls against Montreal’s world famous smoked meat. “Golden Palace egg rolls are a classic Ottawa tradition going back decades! And they sell them at SBP (Scotiabank Place),” he tweeted on Tuesday.

The playoff series will mark the first time that two Canadian NHL teams have faced off in the post season since 2004.

SOURCE: Ville de Montréal – Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif

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