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Sports Leafs, Habs will face off in long-awaited playoff rematch, Oilers will face Jets

17:26  12 may  2021
17:26  12 may  2021 Source:   thecanadianpress.com

About Last Night: Hurting Habs no match for Leafs in 4-1 loss

  About Last Night: Hurting Habs no match for Leafs in 4-1 loss The Montreal Canadiens, missing four key regulars, couldn’t muster enough offence in a 4-1 loss to the North Division-leading Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. Without Brendan Gallagher, Jonathan Drouin, Tomas Tatar and Paul Byron in the lineup, the depleted forward unit fired a commendable 33 shots on red-hot Leafs goalie Jack Campbell, but could only beat him once. The Habs were coy prior to gametime, with only Gallagher and Drouin the sure bets to not play.

The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens will meet in the playoffs for the first time in 42 years when the 2020-21 NHL post-season gets underway.

a hockey game in the snow © Provided by The Canadian Press

The seeding for the four playoff teams in the North Division was finalized Tuesday night when the Winnipeg Jets beat the Vancouver Canucks.

The result locked the Jets into the third spot and a playoff date with the second-place Edmonton Oilers, while division-leading Toronto will take on fourth-place Montreal.

It will be the 16th playoff meeting between the Original Six clubs but the first since Montreal swept Toronto in the 1979 quarterfinals.

That a playoff rematch has taken so long to materialize is strange, given that the teams have competed in the same division since the 1998-99 season.

The Jets will be facing the Oilers for the first time since the NHL returned to Manitoba's capital in 2011-12.

The original Winnipeg Jets faced the Oilers six times in the post-season between 1983 and 1990, with Edmonton winning each time.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 12, 2021.

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