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Go Habs, says PM!  More below,Prime Minister Stephen Harper says as a teenager growing up in Toronto and watching NHL playoffs, it was easy to root for the Montreal Canadiens to win the Stanley Cup.

“As soon as the Maple Leafs were eliminated I would always be — back in the 1970s — cheering for the Canadiens,” he said in Montreal on Thursday.

“And since that usually occurred in January, I was cheering for the Canadiens from January on.”

Harper says he and his family will be watching the Montreal-Boston Bruins second-round match-up and clapping for the only Canadian team still standing.