DEVILS (0-0-1) at LIGHTNING (1-0-0)
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TAMPA -- Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy will make his first start of the season against the New Jersey Devils at Amalie Arena on Saturday.
Vasilevskiy, the No. 19 pick of the 2012 NHL Draft, started the final six games of the 2016 Eastern Conference Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins when starter Ben Bishop injured his ankle in Game 1.
Last season he went 11-10-0 with a 2.76 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in 24 games. On July 1 he signed a three-year contract extension with the Lightning with an annual average value of $3.5 million.
Lightning coach Jon Cooper said that the plan has been to get Vasilevskiy at least one start during a season-opening four-game homestand and ideally wants him to start around 30 games this season.
"Vasilevskiy was hurt this time last year so Bishop played 14 straight or something like that," Cooper said. "We want to get [him] when we can while giving Bishop the work he needs to be as dominant as he is."
Bishop said he was fine with the night off and has full confidence in Vasilevskiy.
"You want to play them all," Bishop said. "But there's nothing wrong with a night off, especially when you've got a capable guy coming in. When you're playing 80-90 games a year they start to add up."
The Devils also are making lineup changes after their 2-1 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers on Thursday.
PA Parenteau, who scored in the first period Thursday after being claimed off waivers Tuesday, will play on the top line with Taylor Hall and Travis Zajac.
Parenteau also will work on one of the power-play units after the Devils went 0-for-2 with the man-advantage Thursday. He has 33 career power-play goals.
"Our power play wasn't even close to good enough [Thursday]," Devils forward Adam Henrique said. "We weren't getting any pressure. You don't always have to score on the power play but you've got to get some pucks to the net and get some opportunities try to swing the momentum."
Devils coach John Hynes said that his players have to work harder to win pucks and hold possession, which is what they worked on during practice Friday.
"We worked on our forecheck and puck retrieval," Hynes said. "We worked on our defensive-zone coverage and being able to end plays quicker in the corners so we get of our zone and not spend so much time defending."
Cory Schneider will start in goal for New Jersey.
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Devils projected lineup
Taylor Hall -- Travis Zajac -- PA Parenteau
Michael Cammalleri -- Adam Henrique -- Kyle Palmieri
Beau Bennett -- Pavel Zacha -- Devante Smith-Pelly
Miles Wood -- Vernon Fiddler -- Blake Speers
John Moore -- Ben Lovejoy
Andy Greene -- Damon Severson
Kyle Quincey -- Yohann Auvitu
Scratched: Reid Boucher, Jacob Josefson, Steven Santini
Injured: Jon Merrill (finger), Sergey Kalinin (illness), Luke Gazdic (foot)
Lightning projected lineup
Ondrej Palat -- Steven Stamkos -- Jonathan Drouin
Alex Killorn -- Tyler Johnson -- Nikita Kucherov
Vladislav Namestnikov -- Valtteri Filppula -- Brayden Point
Cedric Paquette -- Brian Boyle -- J.T. Brown
Victor Hedman -- Anton Stralman
Jason Garrison -- Andrej Sustr
Nikita Nesterov -- Braydon Coburn
Scratched: Slater Koekkoek
Injured: Ryan Callahan (hip)
Callahan was in a regular jersey for practice Friday but Cooper said not to read too much into that. He said he's hopeful Callahan will be back in the lineup in early November. … Bennett, a healthy scratch on opening night, replaces Josefson in the lineup. … Parenteau was on a power-play unit with Cammalleri, Zacha, Smith-Pelly and Auvitu.
Drouin had a goal and an assists in the Lightning's 6-4 win against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday. … Auvitu had an assist in his NHL debut Thursday against the Florida Panthers.