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Canadiens fans make a hilarious mistake involving Jesperi Kotkaniemi

Published March 31, 2024 at 12:32
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Last night at the Bell Centre, Jesperi Kotkaniemi's Hurricanes were facing the Montreal Canadiens.

Why are we talking about Kotkaniemi again?

Simply to highlight a hilarious scene that occurred last night at the Bell Centre.

At one point during the game, the visitor's forward, Evgeny Kuznetsov, must have been seriously wondering what was going on because he was loudly booed by the Montreal Canadiens fans.


A wave of boos like we rarely see.

Here's why.

"Habs fans booing Kuznetsov here, thinking he's Kotkaniemi. Big cheer for him taking a puck-over-glass penalty to end his shift." - Eric Engels, Sportsnet

It was quite an unprecedented moment, let's admit! It's important to note that Kuznetsov wears number 92, while Kotkaniemi wears number 82.

So, the fans simply mistook the number.

Also, both jersey names start with a «K» which probably confused them even more.

Jesperi Kotkaniemi had 11 minutes of ice time last night, accumulating 0 goals, 0 assists, a differential of 0, and two shots on goal.

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