Buffalo, New York; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Buffalo hosts Florida after the Sabres knocked off Montreal 5-4 in overtime.
Buffalo went 33-39-10 overall and 11-12-5 in Atlantic Division action a season ago. The Sabres averaged 2.7 goals and 4.6 assists per game last season.
Florida finished 36-32-14 overall and 23-19-10 in Eastern Conference games in the 2018-19 season. The Panthers averaged 3.4 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes per game.
The matchup Friday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams.
Sabres Injuries: Conor Sheary: out (upper body).
Panthers Injuries: None listed.