CCMAs Calgary Stampede Canada Day Canadian Screen Awards Giller Prize Hockey Night Olympics Season Launch TIFF

VIDEO: Kings of Leon Helps Kick Off the NHL Season

It's a happy day for hockey fans. The puck drops tonight on the 2013-14 NHL season with an all-Canadian doubleheader. The Montreal Canadiens will battle the Toronto Maple Leafs followed by a face-off between the Edmonton Oilers and the Winnipeg Jets

Hockey Night in Canada will have both of those games for you. But before the players hit the ice, Grammy-winning rock band Kings of Leon will help get the party started in Montreal. They're headlining the Molson Canadian NHL Face-Off festival, hosted by CBC's own George Stroumboulopoulos (an admitted die-hard Habs fan). 

The Nashville rockers will perform two of their songs live during the HNIC pre-game show, Hockey Tonight, hosted by Ron MacLean and the Studio 42 Crew. The band will hit the stage around 6:45 p.m. ET. Plus, the whole concert will be live streamed at CBCSports.ca.

The boys released their sixth album, Mechanical Bull, on Sept. 24 after a two-year hiatus. Already they're ruling the charts, reaching No. 1 in the UK for a fourth straight time.

We caught up with half of the Followill four - brothers Nathan and Caleb - who are excited to take part in tonight's big face-off.

"We're probably going to play a lot of fast rock songs just to get 'em all amped up and pumped up," Caleb said.  

"We want to see a lot of penalty minutes," joked Nathan. "It's just going to be electric in the air. We can't wait." 

Check out the interview here: 


You can catch all of tonight's season opener festivities on Hockey Night in Canada starting at 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. PT) on CBC Television. 

Join in the fun on Twitter by using the hash tag #NHLFaceOff.

And for more Kings of Leon, watch tomorrow's George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight. The band will be in Strombo's red chair to talk about their comeback. That's at 7 p.m. & 11:30 p.m. ET on CBC-TV.

Related: 
Celebrity Face Off: Habs Fans vs. Leafs Fans
Sneak Peek: Fashion Night in Canada
VIDEO: Hockey Night Stars Share Red Hot Valentine's Plans
Best Hockey Night in Canada Memories: Ron MacLean
Best Hockey Night in Canada Memories: Elliotte Friedman
Best Hockey Night in Canada Memories: Kevin Weekes
 

 

[an error occurred while processing this directive]