Montreal Canadiens vs. Arizona Coyotes: 3 things to watch

The Montreal Canadiens may have fans exchanging their jerseys in Arizona tonight.

Puck drops in Glendale, Ariz. at 9 p.m. ET

Mike Condon's in net, Coyotes seek new fans and Les Canadiennes are the bright stars of this hockey season. (Canadian Press/Getty Images)

Mike Condon returns to the net for the Montreal Canadiens against the Coyotes tonight.

But the struggling Habs may have fans exchanging their jerseys in Arizona.

Condon back in

Let's be real. The Canadiens need a George Vezina in net to win consistently and the uphill battle to make the postseason becomes even more Sisyphean with every passing loss. 

Tonight, the hope rests on the shoulders of Mike Condon and the only bright spot is that the top lines have actually started scoring. Sven Andrighetto picked up a pair in the loss to the Sabres and so did Alex Galchenyuk.

They will need both of these lines firing on all cylinders to pick up at least 34 points in their 26 remaining games.

Jersey Swap

There is no better time for the Coyotes organization to be asking hockey fans to bring in jerseys of any NHL team in to swap for a replica youth jersey in Arizona.

It is part of an initiative to grow the Coyotes young fan base and, with the Canadiens on track to miss the post season, there may be a few transplanted Habs fans ready to part with a jersey once worn with pride.


Lately, it is the Canadiennes ('nnes, thank you very much) that have been the bright spot for hockey in this city. 

On Sunday, they held on for a hard fought 2-1 win over Calgary to clinch the top spot in the Canadian Women's Hockey League.

Last week, Les Canadiennes' jerseys went on sale at the Bell Centre. (Montreal Canadiens/Twitter)

They have just one loss in their last thirteen games and have locked up home ice for the first round of the playoffs.

Perhaps its time we turn our full attention to a team that has done nothing but win at home this year and throw all hockey support behind them for their two remaining games of the regular season next weekend against Boston at Etienne-Desmarteau Arena.


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