The Habs are hoping to build on a successful run all the way to the Eastern Conference finals last season.
But a lot has changed during the off season. The core leadership group is gone and the team is looking to their young players to lead them to the Stanley Cup.
Doug Gelevan and Andie Bennett give their take on the Habs youth movement, how having a young talented goaltender backing up Carey Price could backfire and what the chances are they'll win a 25th championship.
We have also collected comments, videos and photos that Habs fans have been posting ahead of the game: