The Montreal Canadiens' celebration against the Winnipeg Jets. Jun 7, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens forward Tyler Toffoli (73) salutes the fans after scoring the game and series winning goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the overtime period in game four of the second round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

The second-round NHL North Division series between the Montreal Canadiens and the Winnipeg Jets didn’t produce much drama (apart from Department of Player Safety hearings/suspensions), with the Canadiens finishing off a 4-0 sweep with a 3-2 overtime win Monday night. But that’s led to quite a remarkable stat. As the @SNStats account pointed out, the Canadiens now haven’t trailed in 437:53 of game time (more than seven games in regulation), a stat only bested by their own team in 1960:

That’s impressive indeed. And it’s interesting how the Canadiens’ close first-round series (they came back from a 3-1 deficit against the Toronto Maple Leafs) led into a not-as-close second-round series. We’ll see if they can keep this remarkable run of not trailing up in the conference finals against the winner of the Colorado Avalanche-Vegas Golden Knights series, which is currently tied 2-2.

[@SNStats on Twitter; photo from Eric Bolte/USA Today Sports]

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.