Season series: First of three meetings. New Jersey went 3-0-1 against Buffalo last season. Patrik Elias led all scorers with six points (two goals). Big story: Have the Sabres turned a corner after sweeping their two-game road trip through the state of Florida? They're now 2-2 under new coach Ron Rolston, who will take a second shot at his first home win at First Niagara Center, where Buffalo is a woeful 3-6-1 this season.