Canadiens take commanding 3-0 series lead vs. Jets

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The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Winnipeg Jets 5-1 on Sunday night to take a 3-0 series lead in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Carey Price turned aside 26 of the 27 shots he faced. Connor Hellebuyck allowed four goals on 32 shots.

Joel Armia had a big game for the Canadiens. He scored two goals - including an empty-netter and a shorthanded tally in the second period - and added an assist. Adam Lowry scored the lone goal for the Jets.

Jeff Petry suffered an apparent injury to his hand during the second period when it got caught in a camera hole along the boards. He finished the frame but was later ruled out for the third period.

With the Jets now facing elimination, Brendan Gallagher knows that the Canadiens can't take their feet off the gas just yet.

"They're not going to go down without a fight. We know how difficult this is going to be," Gallagher said. "It's always difficult to put that team away. We were on the other side of it last series. As soon as you get a sliver of hope, the momentum starts to build, and they can see it."

The Canadiens have now won six straight games dating back to their first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The two teams will have a quick turnaround and square off again on Monday night for the second half of a back-to-back.

Canadiens take commanding 3-0 series lead vs. Jets
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