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 CBCSports.ca.
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, CBCSports.ca, 10 p.m. ET).