Some 550 health-care workers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be invited to attend Game 7 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens at Scotiabank Arena Monday evening.
The province says the crowd will be "well below" capacity for 19,800-seat Scotiabank Arena.
"We won a series, we're happy about that", Ducharme said.
"It's been a long time coming", Leafs forward Joe Thornton said.
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He said that could explain why so many new cases had appeared in different parts of the country within a short period of time.
Asked if they would allow it, an Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Tourism, Culture and Sport spokesperson said it was just not possible for Monday. "It's about the progress being made in the country and I think that's a really good sign". "And then as players, obviously we enjoy playing in front of people".
"The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health reviewed and approved the NHL's return-to-play plan for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators". In Game 5, he single-handedly led Toronto's comeback with two goals, including the game-tying tally in the third period.
Toronto has lost seven straight contests where it could have eliminated an opponent.
Their shortcomings have been the inability of top liners Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner to break through offensively against a Montreal club built for playoff-style defensive hockey and the failure of their talent-laden power play to produce. The victor of the series faces the Winnipeg Jets in the North Division final, which will start Wednesday.
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The email was sent 24 minutes after the Belarusian authorities warned the plane's crew there was a bomb threat, it showed. Later on Thursday he protested on the Belarusian border along with dozens of Belarusian and Lithuanian journalists.
All the pressure was on the Maple Leafs, who finished first in the North Division compared to the Habs, who placed fourth.
Having Tavares taking part in an optional skate just added to the Leafs' motivation to win Game 7 against the Canadiens on Monday, according to veteran center Jason Spezza. He suffered a concussion and a knee injury in a scary collision in Game 1 and was stretchered off the ice. "By us winning this game tonight, it gives him a chance to potentially come back and play".
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Over 100 vaccinators, which includes a mixture of Global Positioning System and nurses, were on duty to hand out the jabs. Up to 15,000 first dose jabs are being made available for those in the local area who have not yet been vaccinated.