Buffalo Sabres (0-1-0)
at Edmonton Oilers (2-0-0)
Puck drop: 7 p.m. EST | Rogers Place | Edmonton, Alberta
TV: NHL Network (US), MSG-B, Sportsnet 1 | Radio: WGR 550
SB Nation Oilers Blog: The Copper & Blue
1. Will anyone get hurt tonight?
The Sabres are already down two players from their top six, Jack Eichel and Evander Kane. Can they start catching a break and go a game without anyone getting seriously injured?
2. Will Connor McDavid make us feel bad about ourselves?
McDavid has already scored three goals in his two games, and they have been quite spectacular goals at that. Not only would it sting for him to score with Eichel on the sidelines, but it's also pretty obvious now that he is much better than Eichel. Don't rub it in our faces, please.
3. How will the new guys look in their regular season Sabres debuts?
Kyle Okposo and Dmitry Kulikov are both likely to make their Sabres debuts after recovering from injuries. Will they make a good first impression?
Projected BUF Lines
Okposo - O'Reilly - Reinhart
Foligno - Larsson -Gionta
Deslauriers - Grant - Ennis
Moulson - Girgensons - Fasching
Gorges - Ristolainen
McCabe - Bogosian
Kulikov - Franson
Goal: Robin Lehner