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It’s Official: Oilers Will Face Jets In Round 1

First playoff series between Edmonton and Winnipeg since 1990

2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic - Alumni Game Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images

It’s official - the Edmonton Oilers will face off against the Winnipeg Jets in the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Winnipeg defeated the Vancouver Canucks by a 5-0 score tonight to ensure they will finish third in the North Division this year. They’ll face off against the Oilers, who will finish soundly in second place.

The Oilers have had plenty of success against the Jets in the 2021 regular season. The Oilers finished 7-2 against the Jets, including wins in their last six meetings. The Jets have struggled since losing one of their top scorers in Nikolaj Ehlers. Ehlers hasn’t played since April 24th against the Leafs, when he suffered an upper body injury. Ehlers was expected to miss the remainder of the regular season; he is currently skating with the club in a non-contact jersey.

The Oilers still have two more regular season games to play; they’ll finish Saturday with a contest against Vancouver.

While the Oilers and Jets will hook up for round one, Toronto and Montréal are the other two teams who will face off against each other from the North Division.

The Oilers / Jets series will begin next week. We will have wall-to-wall coverage coming your way. Until then: get ready.