Habs set for date with Jets after completing stunning series comeback against Leafs

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Montreal Canadiens players celebrate a goal by forward Brendan Gallagher during the team's 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press - image credit)
Montreal Canadiens players celebrate a goal by forward Brendan Gallagher during the team's 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press - image credit)

The Montreal Canadiens have booked a date in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Monday.

Montreal overturned a 3-1 series deficit with consecutive overtime victories, setting the stage for Monday's Game 7 victory in Toronto.

Roughly 550 health-care workers who had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 attended the game at Scotiabank Arena.

The Canadiens will take on the Winnipeg Jets, which swept the Edmonton Oilers in their opening-round series. Game 1 is set for Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The teams paused for a moment of reflection prior to Monday's game following last week's discovery of the remains of 215 children who attended the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia.

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