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NHL unveils schedule for Montreal Canadiens vs. Winnipeg Jets second-round series

Game 1 of the North Division Final goes on Wednesday.

Winnipeg Jets v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images

Now that the Montreal Canadiens have completed the comeback on the Toronto Maple Leafs and brought Round 1 to a close, the schedule for the second-round series between the Canadiens and Winnipeg Jets has been released.

It’s a quick turnaround for the Canadiens, but that was expected after they had had a delayed start to the first round, then took the series to seven games. They’ll have just one day of rest before the series begins on Wednesday, and there’s another back-to-back for Games 3 and 4.

The Jets have been idle since sweeping the Edmonton Oilers in four games to start their post-season. Connor Hellebuyck was a big reason why they pulled that off, and he’ll try to do the same to Montreal, Fortunately, the Habs have a peak-form Carey Price to back them up, so this could be another intense goalie battle in the seoncd round.