It's the clashing of two different eras at the Jobing.com Arena tonight at 7 p.m. EST, as the Winnipeg Jets of the new age face the team they've become since they left Canada fifteen years ago.
They're coming into Phoenix as the only NHL team without a win or a point in 2011-12. The Coyotes' record against the Winnipeg/Atlanta franchise is 12-1-1, and they are 10-3-1 in their home openers since moving to the desert. But they will be facing a hungry team with several wild cards in their lineup.
The last time these two teams faced one another in February, the Coyotes beat the then-Thrashers 4-3. Photo: NHL.com
Game DayMontreal Canadiens Vs. Winnipeg JetsMTS Centre
Ever since the National Hockey League announced the return of the Winnipeg Jets, all anyone who is a hockey fan has been waiting for is opening day. If the return of Jets wasn’t enough, the league decided to bring in the most storied franchise as their first opponent: the Montreal Canadiens. The summer of logo and sweater unveilings, new coach hirings and player signings is over and now real life in Winnipeg begins. The hype is over and now it’s time to drop the puck.
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