STARS (22-24-10) at PREDATORS (26-21-8)
6 p.m. ET; TVA Sports, FS-SW, FS-TN, NHL.TV
Stars team scope
The Dallas Stars will begin a three-game Central Division road trip against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Sunday. The Stars got a 5-2 win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. Forward Patrick Eaves, who scored twice, leads the Stars with 21 goals. "It goes to the players I play with," Eaves said after the game. "I'm very fortunate every night to be put out there with great players. I'm getting good looks on the power play and some bounces. My linemates have been awesome all year, and it's a testament to that." Forward Jason Spezza, who has missed four games with an upper-body injury, traveled to Nashville. The Stars are 2-1-0 against the Predators this season, including 1-1-0 at Bridgestone Arena.
Predators team scope
The Predators will look for a better effort against the Stars after coach Peter Laviolette said they showed "no passion" in a 7-4 loss to the Florida Panthers on Saturday. " The Predators are thankful to have back-to-back games to try to get a win before they go on their five-day break. "I think it's best-case scenario really after coming off of last night," defenseman Matt Irwin said. "We're all very disappointed in our effort. Got to put that behind us now and look forward to tonight. That's the bonus of playing this back-to-back." The Predators (60 points) enter Sunday holding the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference, and lead the Stars by six points in the standings. "We should be emptying the tank every night, breaks or no breaks," Laviolette said. "We're not in a position to be cruising. Every game is important right now. We need to approach every game with a mindset that at the end of the night, the tank is empty."
Stars projected lineup
Jamie Benn -- Cody Eakin -- Patrick Eaves
Antoine Roussel -- Radek Faksa -- Tyler Seguin
Lauri Korpikoski -- Devin Shore -- Patrick Sharp
Curtis McKenzie -- Adam Cracknell -- Brett Ritchie
Esa Lindell -- John Klingberg
Dan Hamhuis -- Jordie Benn
Jamie Oleksiak -- Stephen Johns
Scratched: Jiri Hudler, Patrik Nemeth
Injured: Mattias Janmark (knee), Ales Hemsky (hip), Johnny Oduya (ankle), Jason Spezza (upper body)
Predators projected lineup
Filip Forsberg -- Ryan Johansen -- Viktor Arvidsson
Pontus Aberg -- Mike Fisher -- Craig Smith
Colin Wilson -- Calle Jarnkrok -- James Neal
Cody McLeod -- Vernon Fiddler -- Austin Watson
Roman Josi -- Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm -- P.K. Subban
Matt Irwin -- Yannick Weber
Scratched: Anthony Bitetto, Brad Hunt, Colton Sissons
Injured: Miikka Salomaki (lower body), Harry Zolnierczyk (upper body)
Neither team had a morning skate. … Rinne was pulled against the Panthers in the second period after allowing four goals on 16 shots and could start against the Stars.
Jamie Benn has seven goals and seven assists in his past 11 games. … Arvidsson scored his first career NHL hat trick against the Panthers and leads the Predators with 18 goals.