STARS (28-18-4) AT DEVILS (18-24-8)
7 p.m. ET; MSG+, FS-SW+, NHL.TV
The Dallas Stars will look to gain ground in the Central Division with a victory against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Saturday.
The Stars, who lost 5-3 to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday and are 2-4-0 in their past six games. They trail the Colorado Avalanche by two points for second place in the division.
The Devils, last in the Metropolitan Division, lost 6-5 in a shootout to the Nashville Predators on Thursday. They are 1-3-1 in their past five games and 3-5-2 in their previous 10. Goalie Louis Domingue will make his first start since Jan. 14.
Players to watch
Stars goalie Ben Bishop is 5-2-0 with a 2.22 goals-against average and .929 save percentage in his past eight games (seven starts).
Devils center Nico Hischier has 13 points (six goals, seven assists) in his past 14 games.
They said it
"I think we have to a lot more to give. We've done a good job of staying in the pack, but do we want to push ahead or stay in it. We have to hit that next gear, try to move ourselves away from the pack and have it on cruise control going into the playoffs instead of fighting for our lives." -- Stars goalie Ben Bishop
"They have a special bond. I've played with a few of them, some of them Hall of Famers, and guys I looked up too and helped me throughout my career. Winning the Stanley Cup is what you work towards and want to be a part of and for them to accomplish that goal is really special." -- Devils center Travis Zajac on the players, coaches and management from the 2000 Stanley Cup championship team, who will be honored before the game
Stars projected lineup
Jamie Benn -- Tyler Seguin -- Alexander Radulov
Denis Gurianov -- Jason Dickinson -- Corey Perry
Andrew Cogliano -- Radek Faksa -- Blake Comeau
Mattias Janmark -- Joe Pavelski -- Joel Kiviranta
Esa Lindell -- John Klingberg
Miro Heiskanen -- Stephen Johns
Jamie Oleksiak -- Roman Polak
Scratched: Taylor Fedun, Andrej Sekera
Injured: Roope Hintz (upper body), Justin Dowling (lower body)
Devils projected lineup
Jesper Bratt -- Nico Hischier -- Kyle Palmieri
Blake Coleman -- Travis Zajac -- Nikita Gusev
Pavel Zacha -- Jack Hughes -- Wayne Simmonds
Miles Wood -- Kevin Rooney -- John Hayden
Andy Greene -- P.K. Subban
Damon Severson -- Sami Vatanen
Will Butcher -- Connor Carrick
Scratched: Mirco Mueller
Injured: Ben Street (upper body)
The Stars recalled Kiviranta from the Texas of the American Hockey League on Friday and placed center Dowling on injured reserve, retroactive to Jan. 29. ... Hintz could return to the lineup on Monday at the New York Rangers.
Pavelski has eight points (five goals, three assists) in a seven-game point streak against the Devils. ... Gusev has seven points (two goals, five assists) in his past eight games. Palmieri has five points (two goals, three assists) in his past five games.