Report: Turco Bet With Canadiens Fan During Game

Accoridng to Montreal Canadiens fan, he and Chicago Blackhawks’ goalie Marty Turco had a friendly $5 bet riding on Tuesday night’s game.

The fan called sports talk show “Game Points with Matthew Ross” and said that he bet the fun-loving veteran goalie $5 that the Blackhawks wouldn’t score after Mike Cammalleri gave the Canadiens a 1-0 lead in the second period.

After Patrick Kane tied the game, the fan, who identified himself as a season-ticket holder, gave Turco a $5 bill with “Habs Rule” written on it. Photographic evidence of the bet surfaced on Twitter not too long after the fan called into the show.

The bet continued to increase as the game went on, and ended when Montreal’s P.K. Subban netted the game-winner in overtime. After the goal, the fan claims that Turco handed him a “wad of $5 bills,” and crossed out the “Habs” written on the original and wrote “Turco” above it.

The bet seems to have been all in good fun, but it could potentially catch the eye of commissioner Gary Bettman, and he could see it as a much more serious issue.

  • Larry

    It happens more than is reported. I know of a clown who is a Hawks season ticket holder who had a bet with a Vancouver defenseman. The clown won the bet. And the clown brags all the time that he knows so and so and talks to so and so. And nobody cares.

  • CH

    So what c’mon you guys call yourself journalists maybe you oughta start reporting the color socks or underwear Kane’s wearing if you really want a news story tell me when STAN BOWMAN resigns or gets fired

  • Bob

    Is this story for real? Is this being reported as a potential problem for somebody? Must be a slow day in sports.

  • George Maris

    I think that this could be serious. He may not make it into the BASEBALL hall of fame. Come on media, go back to writing about some real issues like you have done in the past so well.

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