Church ad urges prayer for Canadiens

Updated: February 9, 2012, 3:17 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- It's come to this for the Montreal Canadiens: The Catholic church is asking people to pray for the last-place team.

The church has placed an ad in Montreal newspapers in hopes of an eighth-place finish and a spot in the playoffs. The ad shows the Eastern Conference standings with every team listed except the Canadiens. In eighth place, the final playoff spot, it simply says, "Let Us Pray."

Faced with declining church attendance, the Archdiocese of Montreal is known for ...

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