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The Winnipeg Jets defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-0 Tuesday, setting the North Division matchups for the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The division-winning Toronto Maple Leafs will take on the fourth-place Montreal Canadiens while the second-place…

The Winnipeg Jets defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-0 Tuesday, setting the North Division matchups for the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The division-winning Toronto Maple Leafs will take on the fourth-place Montreal Canadiens, while the second-place Edmonton Oilers will play the Jets, who clinched third place in the North by beating Vancouver.
It will be the first playoff meeting between Toronto and Montreal since the NHL quarterfinals in April, 1979.
The current Jets franchise (originally the Atlanta Thrashers) have never played Edmonton in the playoffs, but the original Jets played the Oilers six times, mostly in the 1980’s. The Oilers won all six of those series between the former World Hockey Association rivals.
The Stanley Cup Playoffs begin Saturday with U.S. games, with the North Division games expected to start no earlier than next Wednesday.