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05/14/2014 05:57 EDT | Updated 05/16/2014 02:59 EDT

19 Reasons The Montreal Canadiens Have Already Won The Playoffs

The Montreal Canadiens won Game 7 of their second-round playoff series with the Boston Bruins tonight, fending off one of the NHL's biggest and most bullish teams.

Canada's sole remaining team in the playoffs hasn't won this year's Stanley Cup yet (not even close) but the boys have already won our hearts with some outstanding play.

Here are 18 reasons why the Montreal Canadiens have already won the playoffs:

Dale Weise's opening game winner against the Lightning.

Montreal GM Marc Bergevin's resulting happy dance.

And all variations thereof.

Quebec chanteuse Ginette Reno was on their side.

She gave forward Daniel Briere a handshake for good luck before Game 4.

And he scored just over two minutes into the game.

That face. THAT FACE!

They swept the Tampa Bay Lightning in four games.

They were the only team to pull off a sweep in the first round.

Next came the Boston Bruins.

And the Habs' prospects looked a little bleak.

They won the first game.

And defenceman P.K. Subban converted one of his biggest critics.

"Right now, the way he's playing, there's nobody in the league — never mind Chara — playing as good as him right now."

But Boston battled back, putting Montreal down 3-2 in the series.

The Bruins' biggest bully tried to throw Subban off his game.

He failed, and the Habs beat them in seven.

Montreal fans are loyal. They won't even eat Boston Cream donuts.

But they WILL under the right circumstances.

The Habs are the only Canadian team left in the playoffs.

So rally around the flag, boys, rally around the flag!

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