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Canadiens introduce 7:00 p.m. stick tap salute to healthcare heroes

Join the Habs in thanking our medical professionals by tapping your sticks in unison every night

by Shauna Denis @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL -- The Canadiens have been showing their appreciation for Montreal's medical professionals every evening in the most fitting way possible: with a nightly "stick tap salute" to healthcare heroes.

Tapping hockey sticks is a longstanding tradition in hockey as a way to show respect on the ice. The Habs have been using that same method to acknowledge -- and make some noise for -- the city's medical community for the tireless work they're doing to keep Montrealers healthy and safe.

Canadiens owner Geoff Molson got the ball rolling.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: �� 19h, on applaudit les h��ros de la sant�� avec nos b��tons.7:00 p.m. stick taps to all the healthcare heroes. 👏#UnisParLeHockey | #HockeySticksTogether pic.twitter.com/4esEGKYynj

Veteran forwards Paul Byron and Phillip Danault were quick to follow suit. And Victor Mete gave props from his backyard.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: �� 19h, on applaudit les h��ros de la sant�� avec nos b��tons.��Nightly 7:00 p.m. stick taps to all the healthcare heroes. 👏#UnisParLeHockey | #HockeySticksTogether | @phildanault | @jpbyron89 https://t.co/Al9rWJ2FSm pic.twitter.com/5rEYHxUlu5

Former Habs captain Vincent Damphousse got his kids in on the action.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: �� 19h, on fait comme Vincent Damphousse et on applaudit les h��ros de la sant�� avec nos b��tons. 7:00 p.m. stick taps to all the healthcare heroes from Vincent Damphousse and his family. 👏#UnisParLeHockey | #HockeySticksTogether https://t.co/pGa8vc0yyJ pic.twitter.com/01mU6Pk1WH

Celebrity chef -- and passionate Habs fan -- Chuck Hughes got decked out in full gear for his nightly 7:00 p.m. stick tap salute to healthcare heroes.

Show your support by tapping your sticks at 7:00 p.m. every night. Share the videos with us by tagging @CanadiensMTL and #HockeySticksTogether and we'll repost them on our platforms.

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