The Habs stormed again within the first spherical in opposition to the Maple Leafs to beat the primary place within the North Division, leaving Toronto’s fan primarily based surprised.
Montreal then rapidly swept the subsequent sequence, sending the Winnipeg Jets again house after 4 consecutive wins.
The run isn’t what many individuals anticipated. It’s additionally the primary time the 2 golf equipment will face one another within the playoffs.
Whereas the matchup could also be uncommon and, frankly, inconceivable, the most recent crew within the NHL additionally has a couple of Montreal connections.
Quebec native Marc-André Fleury is in entrance of the nets. He additionally stopped 30 pictures within the Thursday evening recreation in opposition to the Colorado Avalanche that sealed Vegas’ ticket to the semi-finals.
Others are merely excited to observe Max Pacioretty, even when he’s now not decked out in bleu, blanc, rouge.
“Good to see you once more,” one fan tweeted.
Vegas completed with the very best regular-season report among the many last 4, whereas Montreal was fourth. The Habs had been 23 factors behind the Golden Knights, who tied Colorado for the very best level whole within the league.
It is likely to be a protracted shot for the Canadiens — however, if something, Montreal has simply stored the surprises coming through the playoffs.
“At all times guess on crimson,” the crew cheekily tweeted.
However what do followers assume? Do the Canadiens stand an opportunity this time?
Is a 25th Stanley Cup within the works?
Montreal is heading to Sin Metropolis for the primary recreation Monday.
The 2 groups will then play once more Vegas on Wednesday earlier than they head to the Bell Centre for the third recreation subsequent Friday. The fourth recreation is about for Sunday, June 20 in Montreal.
If the sequence goes past 4 matches, the Habs will return to Vegas on Tuesday, June 22. The sixth recreation is about for 2 days later in Montreal.
If the semi-finals prolong to a seventh recreation, will probably be in Vegas on Saturday, June 26.
— with information from The Canadian Press
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