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The Great Canadian Hockey Rivalry #MTLvsOTT

Nothing says spring like Stanley Cup fever! Tonight, the Montréal Canadiens go head-to-head against the Ottawa Senators in Game 1 of the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. To mark the start of the battle for hockey’s Holy Grail, Tourisme Montréal and Ottawa Tourism are throwing down the gauntlet in a friendly Habs versus Sens wager. Here’s the deal: Whichever city loses this round has to send a “congratulations” gift of local gourmet goodies to the winning city’s tourism bureau. In the same spirit as the bet between Montréal Mayor Denis Coderre and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, the wager is a fun way for each tourism board to show their pride in their team and in their city. Check out the action on Twitter by following #MTLvsOTT as Ottawa Tourism (@Ottawa_Tourism) and Tourisme Montréal (@Montreal) cheer on their respective teams. Go Habs Go!

Sports in Montreal: NBA, UFC, Lacrosse and more

While it’s that time of the year when most Montreal hockey and football fans are focused, laser-like, on the fortunes of the just-getting-started Montreal Canadiens and the coming-down-the-home-stretch Montreal Alouettes respectively, there’s a lot more sports life out there than just the big tickets…