Canadian Government Grants Travel Exemption for NHL Playoffs
June 6Grant WhiteSportsGrid
Logistically, there were going to be some issues with how the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs played out. The Canadian border remains shut, meaning whichever team emerged from the North Division would have to find a temporary home in the USA to facilitate their games in the semifinals and onwards.
Not anymore, though, as the Canadian federal government has granted a travel exemption for the final two rounds of the playoffs, allowing NHL teams to travel across the border without quarantining.
Players and personnel are subject to enhanced public health measures such as pre- and post-arrival testing, daily testing, and players living in a modified quarantine bubble.
The Montreal Canadiens currently lead the Winnipeg Jets 2-0 in their best-of-seven series. Fans in Montreal recently returned to the rink as the provincial government is allowing limited attendance as of May 28. The winner of the North Division final will take on one of the Vegas Golden Knights or Colorado Avalanche in the league semifinals.
Betting odds, including game lines, series winners, and Stanley Cup futures, are available at FanDuel Sportsbook.
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