PANTHERS (1-2-2) AT DEVILS (0-3-2)
1 p.m. ET; MSG, FS-F, NHL.TV
The New Jersey Devils will try for their first win of the season when they play the Florida Panthers at Prudential Center on Monday.
The Devils, who have been outscored 21-9 after five games, hope to avoid their worst start to a season since beginning 2013-14 with seven straight losses (0-4-3). The franchise started 0-8-1 in 1974-75, when it was the Kansas City Scouts.
The Panthers have lost three straight games, including back-to-back 3-2 shootout losses at the Buffalo Sabres on Friday and the New York Islanders on Saturday. Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (1-2-1, 3.87 goals-against average, .882 save percentage) is expected to start for Florida.
Players to watch
Panthers right wing Evgenii Dadonov has five points (three goals, two assists) in a three-game goal/point streak.
Devils left wing Taylor Hall leads New Jersey with three assists and 21 shots on goal.
They said it
"The simplicity of the game is what we're looking to do. If we can get simpler, which means move the puck ahead, keep it, support it, and put it in good areas, it's going to make it a lot easier." -- Panthers coach Joel Quenneville
"There's only so much to say (at this point). Now it's a matter of taking action, putting together a full game. You can't control the score, but you can control how you play. As long as we control how we play and do the right things, I think we're going to be successful more often than not." -- Devils defenseman Damon Severson
Panthers projected lineup
Frank Vatrano -- Aleksander Barkov -- Mike Hoffman
Jonathan Huberdeau -- Denis Malgin -- Evgenii Dadonov
Jayce Hawryluk -- Vincent Trocheck -- Brett Connolly
Dryden Hunt -- Noel Acciari -- Colton Sceviour
MacKenzie Weegar -- Aaron Ekblad
Mike Matheson -- Anton Stralman
Keith Yandle -- Josh Brown
Scratched: Mark Pysyk, Henrik Borgstrom
Devils projected lineup
Taylor Hall -- Nico Hischier -- Kyle Palmieri
Miles Wood -- Travis Zajac - Blake Coleman
Pavel Zacha -- Jack Hughes -- Wayne Simmonds
Nikita Gusev -- Kevin Rooney -- Jesper Bratt
Damon Severson -- P.K. Subban
Will Butcher -- Sami Vatanen
Mirco Mueller -- Connor Carrick
Scratched: Matt Tennyson, John Hayden, Jesper Boqvist
Injured: Andy Greene (upper body)
The Panthers were off Sunday. … The Devils' lineup will be revealed before the game, coach John Hynes said after practice Sunday.
Yandle is expected to play his NHL-leading 803rd consecutive game. … Hoffman has seven points (five goals, two assists) in five games to start the season. … Huberdeau has five points, all assists, in a four-game point streak. ... Schneider could play his 400th NHL game.