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CN Tower lit up in Canadiens colors for North Division champs

Montreal became the first team to qualify for Stanley Cup Semis with sweep of Winnipeg

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Montreal Canadiens were getting the love from Toronto on Tuesday.

The CN Tower was lit up in red, white and blue to honor the Canadiens as the champions of the Scotia North Division after they swept the Winnipeg Jets in the Stanley Cup Second Round.

Tweet from @TourCNTower: Tonight the #CNTower will be lit red, blue, and white for the @CanadiensMTL who will go on to represent Canada's hope for a 2021 @NHL Stanley Cup! pic.twitter.com/cEqsXqBefZ

CN Tower, located in Toronto, is the largest free-standing tower in North America and regularly lights up for special occasions. Montreal earned the accolades by becoming the first team to advance to the Stanley Cup Semifinals with a 3-2 overtime win against Winnipeg on Monday.

Toronto Maple Leafs fans may want to avert their eyes from the skyscraper Tuesday. The Canadiens' seven-game win streak started with three straight victories against the top-seeded Maple Leafs, including two in Toronto, in their seven-game series win. 

Montreal will meet either the Vegas Golden Knights or Colorado Avalanche next. The Canadiens are striving to become the first Canadian team to win the Stanley Cup since they last hoisted the trophy in 1993. No Canadian team has reached the Stanley Cup Final since the Vancouver Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins in seven games in 2011.

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