Yesterday was perhaps the greatest day in the history of the Scotiabank Arena.
Greater than Mats Sundins 500th goal. Greater than the Toronto Raptors championship. Greater than every Toronto Rock game ever played.
Yesterday Toronto Public Health worked with numerous volunteers and MLSE to set a world record for COVID-19 vaccinations by giving the vaccine to 25,000+ people.
Congratulations on making history, Toronto ❤️— MLSE PR (@MLSEPR) June 28, 2021
A record-breaking 26,771 doses were administered at @ScotiabankArena for #TorontoVaccineDay - a feat not possible without the incredible efforts from staff, volunteers & partners, @cityoftoronto @MGHToronto, @UHN + @scotiabank 🇨🇦🎉 pic.twitter.com/VdwR0MtLc8
Scotiabank Arena mega-clinic sets record for one-day COVID-19 vaccinations
If the SBA can’t host a Maple Leafs Stanley Cup final this year, I guess this is a pretty good alternative use for the arena.
Speaking of the Stanley Cup Final, game one between the Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning is tonight at 8PM on CBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports, NBC Sports, and all the streaming platforms that carry it.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are looking to win Cup number three, which would bump them up ahead of fellow two-timers Colorado Avalanche, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings and tie them with the New Jersey Devils in Cup wins.
The Montreal Canadiens want the 25th championship they’ve been chasing for the past 28 years. A win would put them just two rings behind the New York Yankees (27 World Series wins) for most championships for a North American sports franchise.
Gross, right? Go Bolts.
Here’s some news:
Will they win? Despite winning every series they’ve played in while being the odds favourite to lose, people are still calling them underdogs against the Tampa Bay Lightning:
Canadiens really are underdogs against Lightning in Stanley Cup Final
If You Tell Me To Cheer For The Habs One More Time I’m Going To Punch You In The Face
Bad news for the Canadiens (aw shucks).
Joel Armia, Canadiens forward, in COVID-19 protocol on eve of Stanley Cup final | CBC Sports
Wait, why did I say Go Bolts? Also a divisional rival. Go Meteor.
Morning After Thoughts: History is waiting for the Lightning, it’s up to them to embrace it
There’s a lot of crossover with these teams.
Lightning's connection to Canadiens runs deep ahead of Stanley Cup Final - Sportsnet.ca
So, folks, what are your plans for tonight?
What are you doing tonight?
|Rooting for the Canadiens||34|
|Cheering for the Lightning||78|
|Watching, but being real mad and salty about it||45|
|Let’s go Blue Jays!||95|