When CBC's Andie Bennett headed down to Tampa Bay, Fla., to catch the Habs take on the Lightning, she ran into more Habs fans than she bargained for — much to the consternation of rival Bolts fans.

Even so, fans were decidedly upbeat to catch the first two games of the first round of the Habs vs. Lightning playoff series. Watch the videos above and below for more from Tampa Bay.

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A family of Habs fans before they headed into the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Wednesday. (Andie Bennett/CBC)

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Habs fans in Tampa were appropriately dressed ahead of Game 1. (Andie Bennett/CBC)