In this North Division matchup in the second round of the 2021 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, the No. 3 Winnipeg Jets are facing the winner of Monday night’s Game 7 between the No. 4 Montreal Canadiens and No. 1 Toronto Maple Leafs. For more on the playoffs, check out The Athletic’s second-round predictions, daily chances, odds and betting guide and complete NHL coverage.
If Toronto wins Game 7:
Game 1: at Toronto, Wednesday, June 2, 7:30 p.m. ET (SN, CBC, TVAS, NBCSN)
Game 2: at Toronto, Friday, June 4, 7:30 p.m. ET (SN, CBC, TVAS, USA)
Game 3: at Winnipeg, Sunday, June 6, 6 p.m. ET (SN, TVAS, NBCSN)
Game 4: at Winnipeg, Monday, June 7, time TBD (TV TBD)
Game 5*: at Toronto, Wednesday, June 9, time TBD (TV TBD)
Game 6*: at Winnipeg, Friday, June 11, time TBD (TV TBD)
Game 7*: at Toronto, Sunday, June 13, time TBD (TV TBD)
(* – if necessary)
If Montreal wins Game 7:
Game 1: at Winnipeg, Wednesday, June 2, 7:30 p.m. ET (SN, CBC, TVAS, NBCSN)
Game 2: at Winnipeg, Friday, June 4, 7:30 p.m. ET (SN, CBC, TVAS, USA)
Game 3: at Montreal, Sunday, June 6, 6 p.m. ET (SN, TVAS, NBCSN)
Game 4: at Montreal, Monday, June 7, time TBD (TV TBD)
Game 5*: at Winnipeg, Wednesday, June 9, time TBD (TV TBD)
Game 6*: at Montreal, Friday, June 11, time TBD (TV TBD)
Game 7*: at Winnipeg, Sunday, June 13, time TBD (TV TBD)
(* – if necessary)
What to expect from the series
Would the Jets prefer the Maple Leafs or Canadiens? Likeability, loatheability, chances of winning and more: Canada is wide open and the right series matchup for the Jets could be the difference between sudden death and the final four.
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NHL second-round playoff matchups
West Division: Golden Knights-Avalanche
East Division: Islanders-Bruins
Central Division: Lightning-Hurricanes
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