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The Vegas Golden Knights played a cruel, dirty trick on one of Canada’s finest.
During a timeout in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup semifinals, the Golden Knights threw up a picture of singer Celine Dion in Knights gear. This did not sit well with the Canadian-born singer and her fans – and Dion denied being a traitor.
“By the way, I have nothing to do with this photo…. And you know what photo I’m talking about!” Dion wrote in a tweet.
Dion, who was born in Charlemagne, Canada, has been seen sporting a Knights jersey before. She has a residency in Las Vegas and has worn a jersey on stage during many performances. But, her ultimate allegiance is to Canada.
After the prank, the Canadiens made sure to tweet about the “My Heart Will Go On” singer, posting a photo of Dion in a Canadiens jersey with Youppi, the team mascot.
The Canadiens also took a return shot at the Knights. During a stoppage in play in Thursday’s Game 6, the Canadiens posted a picture of actor Ken Jeong on their jumbotron. The actor is widely known for his role as Leslie Chow in the movie “The Hangover,” a movie about four friends having a night out in Las Vegas.
The Canadiens ended up with the last laugh both on the ice and off it, defeating the Knights 3-2 in a Game 6 overtime thriller. Artturi Lehkonen was the hero for Montreal, scoring the game-winning goal to send the Canadiens to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1993.