DUCKS (28-16-9) at LIGHTNING (22-24-6)
7 p.m. ET; SUN, PRIME, NHL.TV
Ducks team scope
The Anaheim Ducks will play the second leg of back-to-back games in Florida as part of a six-game road trip. Defenseman Sami Vatanen is questionable with a lower-body injury after leaving during the second period of a 2-1 loss at the Florida Panthers on Friday. Coach Randy Carlyle told the Orange County Register that Vatanen was squeezed along the boards but had no further update on his status. Goaltender Jonathan Bernier is expected to start after John Gibson made 35 saves against the Panthers. The Ducks are three points behind the San Jose Sharks for first place in the Pacific Division and are 7-2-1 in their past 10 games.
Lightning team scope
The Tampa Bay Lightning likely will be without forward Ondrej Palat, who sustained a lower-body injury in a 5-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Thursday. Palat, who has 25 points (10 goals, 15 assists) in 47 games, is day to day, said coach Jon Cooper. Goaltender Ben Bishop has a 6-0-2 career record against the Ducks with a .960 save percentage and 1.15 goals-against average, and made 19 saves in a 2-1 overtime loss at Anaheim on Jan. 17. The Lightning are 1-4-2 in their past seven games and 1-5-0 in their past six games at Amalie Arena. "We just need to win and enjoy what it feels like to win a game again," defenseman Victor Hedman said. "Just worry about our opponent [Saturday], one of the best teams in the league, stick to our system and pull out a win.
Ducks projected lineup
Rickard Rakell -- Ryan Getzlaf -- Corey Perry
Andrew Cogliano -- Ryan Kesler -- Jakob Silfverberg
Nick Ritchie -- Antoine Vermette -- Ondrej Kase
Joseph Cramarossa -- Nate Thompson -- Logan Shaw
Cam Fowler -- Shea Theodore
Hampus Lindholm -- Josh Manson
Korbinian Holzer -- Kevin Bieksa
Scratched: Jared Boll
Injured: Sami Vatanen (lower body), Simon Despres (upper body), Clayton Stoner (lower body)
Lightning projected lineup
Vladislav Namestnikov -- Tyler Johnson -- Nikita Kucherov
Alex Killorn -- Brayden Point -- Jonathan Drouin
Brian Boyle -- Valtteri Filppula -- Joel Vermin
Gabriel Dumont -- Cedric Paquette -- J.T. Brown
Victor Hedman -- Jake Dotchin
Braydon Coburn -- Anton Stralman
Jason Garrison -- Andrej Sustr
Scratched: Luke Witkowski
Injured: Ondrej Palat (lower body), Ryan Callahan (hip), Steven Stamkos (knee injury), Michael Bournival (upper body), Adam Erne (broken foot)
Vermin, recalled from Syracuse of the American Hockey League early Saturday, was on the ice for the Lightning's morning skate. … Bournival participated in the morning skate but remains in a red no-contact jersey.
Silfverberg had two goals and one assist against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday. ... Johnson has six points (three goals, three assists) in his past five games. Killorn has five points (two goals, three assists) in his past four games. Hedman has three assists in his past two game.