The Canadiens kick off 2010 with a meeting against their division rivals, the Buffalo Sabres, in a Sunday matinée at the Bell Centre.
Montreal is coming off a 6-1 road trip, with Jaroslav Halak winning five of those six games.His play in December earned him the Molson Cup for the month.
It will also be Andrei Markov's first game in front of his home fans this season. He has 11 points in seven games since returning from a serious leg injury that caused him to miss 35 games.
Today will also be Benoit Pouliot's first game at the Bell Centre after being acquired from the Minnesota Wild for Guillaume Latendresse.
Game time is 3 p.m.