The second round of the 2021 NHL Playoffs is underway and the final matchup has been settled. The North division started later than the other three due to a COVID-19 delay for the Vancouver Canucks. The second round divisional matchup will feature the third-seeded Winnipeg Jets and the fourth-seeded Montreal Canadiens.
The two teams will open their second round series on Wednesday, June 2 in Winnipeg. The puck drops for Game 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET and will air on NBC Sports Network with a live stream available at NBCSports.com/live. The league has announced the schedule for the first three games and will announce the rest as we move along.
The Jets advanced to the second round after sweeping the Edmonton Oilers in four games. After a 4-1 win in Game 1, Winnipeg won each of the remaining three games in overtime — including a triple overtime Game 4 win to complete the sweep. Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele led the team with five points apiece, each on two goals and three assists. Goalie Connor Hellebuyck had a 1.60 goals against average over the four games.
The Canadiens advanced to the second round after upsetting the Toronto Maple Leafs in seven games. After Montreal won Game 1, Toronto claimed three straight to take a 3-1 lead. The Habs won Games 5 and 6 in overtime and then won 3-1 in Game 7 to advance. Tyler Toffoli led the way with five points in the first round. Goalie Carey Price started all seven games and had a 2.24 GAA.