SABRES (0-0-1) at ISLANDERS (0-1-0)
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The New York Islanders' lineup will have a different look in their home opener against the Buffalo Sabres after a season-opening 5-0 loss at the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday.
Among the changes is the season debut of forward Joshua Ho-Sang, who was a surprise healthy scratch Friday. Ho-Sang, a first-round pick (No. 28) in the 2014 NHL Draft, had six goals and four assists in 21 games with the Islanders last season. He'll dress in place of Cal Clutterbuck, who sustained a lower-body injury against Columbus and is day to day.
Defenseman Scott Mayfield will make his season debut in place of Dennis Seidenberg, who will be scratched
Sabres left wing Matt Moulson, who did not play in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, will play against his former team at Barclays Center. Moulson practiced on the fourth line Friday with Jacob Josefson and Johan Larsson and will replace forward Jordan Nolan.
Moulson was a three-time 30-goal scorer with the Islanders from 2009-12.
Players to watch
Sabres right wing Jason Pominville scored two goals Thursday. He is a seven-time 20-goal scorer between Buffalo and the Minnesota Wild.
Islanders center Mathew Barzal was determined to make his mark in training camp and worked his way into a top-six role. He had three shots on goal Friday. Barzal, 20, was a first-round pick (No. 16) at the 2015 NHL Draft.
They said it
"I don't know if we're going to get 45 shots [Saturday] or the next game, I'd love to see 70 to 75 attempts at the net, but I don't think that may happen. But if we can continue to have that mindset going into a game that everything's going to the net, it creates offense and it changes defense." -- Sabres coach Phil Housley, whose team had 45 shots on goal against Montreal on Thursday
"There's no panic in here, not at all. We have the opportunity to come back [Saturday] night and right the ship, so we'll be ready [Saturday]." -- Islanders forward Andrew Ladd
Sabres projected lineup
Evander Kane -- Jack Eichel -- Jason Pominville
Benoit Pouliot -- Ryan O'Reilly -- Kyle Okposo
Zemgus Girgensons -- Sam Reinhart -- Seth Griffith
Matt Moulson -- Jacob Josefson -- Johan Larsson
Nathan Beaulieu -- Rasmus Ristolainen
Jake McCabe -- Victor Antipin
Marco Scandella -- Matt Tennyson
Scratched: Jordan Nolan, Josh Gorges
Injured: Justin Falk (undisclosed), Zach Bogosian (lower body)
Islanders projected lineup
Anders Lee -- John Tavares -- Jordan Eberle
Andrew Ladd -- Mathew Barzal -- Josh Bailey
Anthony Beauvillier -- Casey Cizikas -- Joshua Ho-Sang
Nikolay Kulemin -- Brock Nelson -- Jason Chimera
Nick Leddy -- Johnny Boychuk
Calvin de Haan -- Adam Pelech
Thomas Hickey -- Scott Mayfield
Scratched: Ryan Pulock, Dennis Seidenberg
Injured: Alan Quine (upper body), Shane Prince (ankle), Cal Clutterbuck (lower body)
Bogosian did not practice Friday but did skate on his own and is day-to-day, according to The Buffalo News. He was not expected to make the trip. … Neither team held a morning skate Saturday.
Fourteen of the past 20 games between the Sabres and Islanders have been decided by one goal. … Halak made 11 saves in relief of Greiss on Friday and is expected to start.