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Mayor Walsh and Montreal Mayor Coderre set playoffs wager

May 1, 2014

Mayor's Office

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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre today set a wager on who will win the Stanley Cup Quarterfinals. The two mayors agreed that the winning Mayor will host the losing Mayor for a visit, and the flag of the winning city’s team will fly at the losing city’s City Hall. Download high quality video/audio of the phone call for broadcast here: or view the phone call on YouTube here:

“The best hockey in the world happens when the Bruins and Canadiens play each other, and I’m thrilled that as a result Mayor Coderre will soon be visiting our fair city,” said Mayor Walsh. “I want to welcome the Montreal fans who have traveled to Boston, and invite you to enjoy the shopping, restaurants, and historic sites the city has while you’re here.”

“I can’t wait for Mayor Walsh to visit our great city,” said Mayor Coderre. “Sports brought us together and it’s the beginning of a great friendship and partnership.”

If the Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup Quarterfinals, Mayor Coderre has agreed to travel to Boston. While Mayor Coderre is in Boston, Mayor Walsh will invite him to a Bruins game and take him on a tour around the city. In the event that the Montreal Canadiens defeat the Boston Bruins, Mayor Walsh will travel to Montreal to meet with Mayor Coderre.

The visit between the two mayors will be an opportunity to share ideas across cultures and borders, spread regional awareness, encourage tourism between the two cities, and explore and trade notes on innovation.

The Boston Bruins take on the Montreal Canadiens for the 34th time in National Hockey League history. The first game of the seven-game series tonight will be played at 7:30 p.m. at the TD Garden in Downtown Boston.