10/01/2013 12:01 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST

Kings of Leon rock Montreal at NHL Face-Off


The league's annual season-opening festival begins at 3 p.m. ET with musical performances, interactive hockey attractions and appearances by Canadiens alumni.

Headlining the pre-game show is Grammy Award-winning band Kings of Leon, with local hip-hop faves Loco Locass and Toronto indie rockers The Beaches as opening acts.

Kings of Leon will take the stage at 6:45 p.m. ET, with two songs aired live on Hockey Tonight and the entire concert streamed at 

Plus, CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos -- yes, he is a die-hard Habs fans -- will be on hand to host right up to the drop of the puck at Bell Centre.

The second half of our all-Canadian doubleheader has the Edmonton Oilers welcoming the Winnipeg Jets to Rexall Place (CBC,, 10 p.m. ET).