Canadiens begin playoffs on Thursday, May 20 – NHL.com

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Canadiens begin playoffs on Thursday, May 20 – NHL.com

MONTREAL – The National hockey League announced the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round schedules on Thursday.

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The Canadiens will open their best-of-seven series against the Maple Leafs on Thursday, May 20 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

Here is the complete series schedule:

Game

Date

Location

Time

Game 1

Thursday, May 20

Scotiabank Arena

7:30 p.m. ET

Game 2

Saturday, May 22

Scotiabank Arena

7:00 p.m. ET

Game 3

Monday, May 24

Bell Centre

TBD

Game 4

Tuesday, May 25

Bell Centre

TBD

*Game 5

Thursday, May 27

Scotiabank Arena

TBD

*Game 6

Saturday, May 29

Bell Centre

TBD

*Game 7

Monday, May 31

Scotiabank Arena

TBD

* If necessary

TBD – To Be Determined

It will be the first playoff series between Montreal and Toronto since 1979. 

They previously met in the postseason 15 times. Montreal won eight of those series.

Interim head coach Dominique Ducharme gave his players Thursday and Friday off after a grueling schedule to close the regular season.

The Canadiens will resume practicing on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. ET at the Bell sports Complex in Brossard.

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