DEVILS (0-0-1) at SABRES (1-0-0)
7 p.m. ET; MSG-B, MSG+, NHL.TV
The Buffalo Sabres will try to win their first two games of the season for the first time since 2012-13 when they host the New Jersey Devils at KeyBank Center on Saturday.
It's the first home game of the season for the Sabres, who defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 in coach Ralph Krueger's debut Thursday.
The Devils are looking to bounce back after a 5-4 shootout loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Friday. New Jersey led 4-0 with 11 seconds left in the second period before allowing four unanswered goals ahead of the shootout. P.K. Subban and Wayne Simmonds each had an assist in their first game with the Devils.
Players to watch
Devils forward Blake Coleman, who scored twice against the Jets, has two goals in five games against the Sabres.
Sabres forward Conor Sheary had two goals against the Penguins, and has six points (two goals, four assists) in 14 games against the Devils.
They said it
"The best part about it is you don't have a lot of time to think about it. We go right back at it [Saturday] and I think it's a great opportunity. In this league back to backs, we just saw [the Jets] on a back to back come back from 4-0. So, there's no excuses in this locker room. We're a fast team, we've got a lot of energy, we're in great shape after training camp, I can tell you that. We'll be ready to go." -- Devils defenseman P.K. Subban
"It's going to be full, it's going to be our new jerseys, it's going to be a new team, some new stars out there, too. … I can't wait to get everything going at KeyBank [Center]." -- Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin on the home opener
Devils projected lineup
Taylor Hall -- Nico Hischier -- Kyle Palmieri
Nikita Gusev -- Jack Hughes -- Jesper Bratt
Blake Coleman -- Travis Zajac -- Wayne Simmonds
Miles Wood -- Pavel Zacha -- John Hayden
Andy Greene -- P.K. Subban
Will Butcher -- Sami Vatanen
Mirco Mueller -- Damon Severson
Scratched: Connor Carrick, Jesper Boqvist, Kevin Rooney
Sabres projected lineup
Victor Olofsson -- Jack Eichel -- Sam Reinhart
Jeff Skinner -- Marcus Johansson -- Vladimir Sobotka
Jimmy Vesey -- Casey Mittelstadt -- Conor Sheary
Zemgus Girgensons -- Johan Larsson -- Kyle Okposo
Rasmus Dahlin -- Colin Miller
Jake McCabe -- Rasmus Ristolainen
Marco Scandella -- Henri Jokiharju
Scratched: Evan Rodrigues, John Gilmour
Injured: Brandon Montour (hand), Zach Bogosian (hip)
Schneider, who left the game Friday with cramping at 2:41 of the third period, traveled with the Devils to Buffalo and is available to play. … Hutton will start for the second straight game for the Sabres.
Skinner is two assists away from 200 in the NHL. … Hischier needs one point for 100. … The Devils are 9-2-1 against the Sabres since the start of the 2015-16 season.