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Just a friendly wager

Boston flies smallest Habs flag possible to honor hockey bet

The Boston Bruins did not come out of their series against Montreal's Canadiens well, and unfortunately for Beantown, the mayors of Boston and Montreal had put a light-hearted wager on the series: Losing city flies the other team's flag over its city hall, reported Deadspin.

So today, Boston honored that bet — sort of:

UPDATED: Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre actually sent the tiny flag to be used, but maybe after seeing it raised, he'll opt for a larger one if he wins the similar wager he entered into with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, as the Rangers take on the Canadiens in the conference finals.

A flag is one thing, but challenging New York City to a battle of bagels? That "friendly wager" could get frosty in a hurry.