It's a two-team show on Tuesday night, as one game will take place as a prelude to Wednesday's 14-game marathon.
The Montreal Canadiens
and Columbus Blue Jackets
will take center stage with opening faceoff set for 7:30 p.m. ET from the Bell Centre.
Columbus is coming off a dreadful performance on Monday at Madison Square Garden, where the Jackets dropped a 7-4 decision to the New York Rangers
. Steve Mason
, last season's Calder Trophy winner, allowed four goals on just 18 shots, while captain Rick Nash
was a minus-4.
Montreal, which acquired Benoit Pouliot
from the Minnesota Wild
on Monday in exchange for Guillaume Latendresse
, is coming off a 3-2 shootout loss to Detroit on Saturday.
Tuesday's game can be seen both on TSN and RDS in Canada.