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• Up to 500 fully-vaccinated healthcare workers will be in attendance for Game 1 between the Jets and Canadiens at Bell MTS Centre. [Sportsnet]
• Nate Thompson on the Jets’ extended break between series: “We haven’t practiced, really, this much, since training camp, to be honest. So it’s nice to get some practice in, work on some things, and get a little break.” [TSN]
• Belief in Dominque Ducharme’s system paid off handsomely for the Canadiens. [Montreal Gazette]
• The goal for the Golden Knights in Game 2: go home with a split. [Sin Bin Vegas]
• Team USA won its group at the IIHF World Championship and will play Slovakia Thursday in the quarterfinals. [USA Hockey]
• Which Second Round starting goaltender has the best looking mask? [Hockey by Design]