SABRES (1-5-2) at BRUINS (3-3-0)
7 p.m. ET; NESN, MSG-B, NHL.TV
Center David Krejci will be a game-time decision because of an upper-body injury when the Boston Bruins host the Buffalo Sabres at TD Garden on Saturday.
Krejci was injured on a hit during the second period of a 6-3 win against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday, when Boston began a four-game homestand. He didn't practice Friday but skated briefly during an optional morning skate Saturday.
Goalie Anton Khudobin (2-0-0) will start for Boston. Tuukka Rask will miss his second straight game because of a concussion.
Video: BOS@ARI: Khudobin snags Ekman-Larsson's slap shot
The Sabres will look to end a two-game losing streak when they play the second game of a back-to-back set; they lost 4-2 at home to the Canucks on Friday. Robin Lehner will start in goal for the Sabres, who are off to their worst start since they began 1-7-0 to in 2014-15.
Boston has won its past seven games against Buffalo, with the Sabres' last win coming Dec. 26, 2015.
Players to watch
Sabres center Jack Eichel, who grew up in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, and attended Boston University, has six points (two goals, four assists) in seven career games against his hometown team. He has 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in eight games this season.
Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, who missed the first five games of the season with a lower-body injury, had a goal and three assists in his season debut against the Canucks.
Video: VAN@BUF: Eichel dances by defender for great goal
They said it
"We need more pride in this dressing room. We've got to figure this out. That's unacceptable. The product we put on the ice tonight is just ... disappointing." -- Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella after the loss to the Canucks
"[Confidence] is high. I think last game, the power play, the way we scored those goals, that if we're willing to outwork the penalty kill we have five really skilled players on the ice. And them being shorthanded we should get our opportunities and it's up to our guys to capitalize on those opportunities and we did." -- Bruins defenseman Torey Krug on the power play, which was 4-for-8 against Vancouver on Thursday and is 8-for-27 this season
Sabres projected lineup
Evander Kane -- Jack Eichel -- Jason Pominville
Justin Bailey -- Ryan O'Reilly -- Kyle Okposo
Benoit Pouliot -- Sam Reinhart -- Seth Griffith
Matt Moulson -- Johan Larsson -- Jordan Nolan
Marco Scandella -- Rasmus Ristolainen
Nathan Beaulieu -- Matt Tennyson
Jake McCabe -- Victor Antipin
Scratched: Taylor Fedun, Zach Redmond
Injured: Zemgus Girgensons (lower body), Josh Gorges (lower body), Jacob Josefson (lower body), Justin Falk (undisclosed), Zach Bogosian (lower body), Evan Rodrigues (hand)
Bruins projected lineup
Brad Marchand -- Patrice Bergeron -- Anders Bjork
Jake DeBrusk -- David Krejci -- David Pastrnak
Kenny Agostino -- Riley Nash -- David Backes
Tim Schaller -- Sean Kuraly -- Frank Vatrano
Zdeno Chara -- Brandon Carlo
Kevan Miller -- Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug -- Paul Postma
Scratched: Matt Beleskey, Rob O'Gara
Injured: Adam McQuaid (leg), Tuukka Rask (concussion), Ryan Spooner (groin), Noel Acciari (hand)
The Sabres did not hold a morning skate. Beaulieu sustained an upper-body injury Friday. If he can't play either Fedun or Redmond, who was called up from Rochester of the American Hockey League on Saturday, would replace him. ... Gorges was placed on injured reserve Saturday. ... Miller (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision. O'Gara was called up from Providence of the AHL on an emergency basis in case he can't play. ... Postma will make his Bruins debut after being a healthy scratch for the past six games.
The Sabres' power play is 5-for-30 and has allowed six shorthanded goals, most in the League. ... Backes is two points away from 500 in his NHL career. Nash is one point shy of 100 in his NHL career.