The flag settled a bet between Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre over who would win the second-round playoff series between the Bruins and the Canadiens, CBC News reported.
Since the Habs won, the flag must be flown in Boston for a week.
While we're less than impressed with the size of the flag, Coderre seemed happy that Walsh came through on his end of the bet.
@marty_walsh thank you Marty. See you soon at Mtl :)— DenisCoderre (@DenisCoderre) May 21, 2014
The National Post's Quebec correspondent Graeme Hamilton remarked that the flag helped spawn a new saying:
With puny Habs flag raised at Boston city hall, a new phrase is coined "Walshing on a bet." @marty_walsh— Graeme Hamilton (@grayhamilton) May 21, 2014
It will hopefully serve as inspiration for the Habs as they battle the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference final.
Montreal sits 2-0 in the series after losing goaltender Carey Price to an injury following an incident in Game 1.
The Habs play Game 3 tonight, with 2009 World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal winner Dustin Tokarski in net, TSN reported.
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