RANGERS (29-16-1) at RED WINGS (20-19-7)
12:30 p.m. ET; NBC, NHL.TV
Rangers team scope
After giving up 16 goals in three straight losses, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist made 23 saves in a 5-2 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday and is expected to start. "I didn't see that many shots, but it was pretty good scoring chances every time they had a shot," he said. "When I'm in the situation I'm in, every save matters." The Rangers are trying not to lose ground in the tough Metropolitan Division standings. "Everyone in our division is winning, and a three-game slide is not great to have in the second half of the year here going downhill to the playoffs," Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh said.
Red Wings team scope
Petr Mrazek could make his second straight start for the Detroit Red Wings. He made 34 saves in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Buffalo Sabres on Friday. "I thought Petr Mrazek was very good," coach Jeff Blashill told the Red Wings website after the game. "I thought he made some excellent saves, especially in the first period. ... I think he is trending in the right direction." The loss ended Detroit's three-game winning streak, but they are 3-0-1 in their past four and have won three straight games at Joe Louis Arena. The Red Wings were not happy with their play in the third period. "To go up late and then watch it kind of disappear in the last five minutes of the game, and not be able to come back in overtime, it [stunk]," Red Wings forward Darren Helm said.
Rangers projected lineup
Chris Kreider -- Derek Stepan -- Mats Zuccarello
Pavel Buchnevich -- Mika Zibanejad -- Rick Nash
Michael Grabner -- Kevin Hayes -- J.T. Miller
Jimmy Vesey -- Oscar Lindberg -- Brandon Pirri
Ryan McDonagh -- Dan Girardi
Nick Holden -- Kevin Klein
Brady Skjei -- Adam Clendening
Injured: Marc Staal (concussion), Matt Puempel (concussion), Jesper Fast (upper body), Antti Raanta (lower body)
Red Wings projected lineup
Gustav Nyquist -- Henrik Zetterberg -- Anthony Mantha
Thomas Vanek -- Frans Nielsen -- Andreas Athanasiou
Tomas Tatar -- Riley Sheahan -- Dylan Larkin
Darren Helm -- Luke Glendening -- Justin Abdelkader
Danny DeKeyser -- Mike Green
Alexey Marchenko -- Jonathan Ericsson
Xavier Ouellet -- Nick Jensen
Scratched: Tomas Jurco, Steve Ott, Ryan Sproul, Drew Miller
Injured: Tyler Bertuzzi (ankle), Jimmy Howard (knee), Niklas Kronwall (groin), Brendan Smith (knee)
Puempel skated with the Rangers at practice on Saturday, but is not expected to play Sunday, or Monday against the Los Angeles Kings. … Helm returned to the lineup in Buffalo after missing 28 games with a shoulder injury and scored a go-ahead goal in the third period. … The Red Wings did not practice on Saturday.
Buchnevich has two goals and four assists in a four-game point streak since returning from injury. … Kreider has 14 points (10 goals) in his past 13 games. … Vanek has five goals and five assists in his past eight games.