BRUINS (1-0-0) at COYOTES (0-1-0)
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Phil Kessel will make his home debut for the Arizona Coyotes against the Boston Bruins at Gila River Arena on Saturday.
The forward, traded to Arizona by the Pittsburgh Penguins on June 29, had an assist in his first game with the Coyotes, a 2-1 loss at the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday.
The Bruins will try to extend the longest current winning streak (14) against an opponent in the NHL. They haven't lost to the Coyotes since Oct. 9, 2010.
Boston opened its season with a 2-1 win at the Dallas Stars on Thursday. Jaroslav Halak will start after Tuukka Rask made 28 saves in the win.
Players to watch
Bruins forward Brad Marchand has 36 points (16 goals, 20 assists) and is plus-21 in 38 games against Arizona.
Coyotes forward Derek Stepan had a goal against Anaheim and has 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists) in 26 games against Boston.
They said it
"Our guys are OK. Down a goal, up a goal, in an important game, we know how to take care of details and play the right way," -- Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy on starting the season with a one-goal win
"They've got high-end nucleus guys -- Marchand, obviously [Patrice] Bergeron, [David] Pastrnak, [Zdeno] Chara's been there for years, culture guys. They play consistently, the right way most of the time. That's why it's important we can't have turnovers, we can't play a loose game. We have to play our game." -- Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet
Bruins projected lineup
Brad Marchand -- Patrice Bergeron -- David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk -- David Krejci -- Karson Kuhlman
Danton Heinen -- Charlie Coyle -- Brett Ritchie
Par Lindholm -- Sean Kuraly -- David Backes
Zdeno Chara -- Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug -- Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk -- Connor Clifton
Scratched: Steven Kampfer
Injured: Joakim Nordstrom (undisclosed), David Krejci (undisclosed)
Coyotes projected lineup
Clayton Keller -- Derek Stepan -- Phil Kessel
Carl Soderberg -- Nick Schmaltz -- Conor Garland
Michael Grabner -- Brad Richardson -- Vinnie Hinostroza
Lawson Crouse -- Christian Dvorak -- Christian Fischer
Oliver Ekman-Larsson -- Jason Demers
Alex Goligoski -- Niklas Hjalmarsson
Jakob Chychrun -- Jordan Oesterle
Scratched: Barrett Hayton, Kyle Capobianco
Krejci (lower body) will be a game-time decision, according to Cassidy. … Raanta was recalled Saturday after completing a conditioning assignment with Tucson of the American Hockey League.
Halak is 9-3-2 with a 2.00 goals-against average, a .931 save percentage and one shutout against the Coyotes. … Kessel has 27 points (11 goals, 16 assists) and is minus-27 in 42 games against Boston. He would tie Craig Ramsay (776 games) on the NHL's all-time consecutive games played list. … Goligoski will play in his 800th NHL game.