Apr 20, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; A General view during the pre game ceremonies in game three of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens’ epic pregame introductions (Video)


The Montreal Canadiens were set to host the Tampa Bay Lightning in the third game of their first round match up in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sunday night. They took the introduction to the next level, apparently sparing no expense in something that almost looked like a miniature opening ceremony.

They started out with a light highlighting each of their Stanley Cup championship banners with the thunderous just getting switched on sound accompanying each. They then had a cool on ice display including the 3-D rink effects. They also played some old videos and highlights on the ice before a child skated onto the rink with a torch.

Watch it below:

[h/t] SB Nation

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