RANGERS (4-5-1) at PREDATORS (8-3-2)
2 p.m. ET; MSG, FS-TN, NHL.TV
Mika Zibanejad will miss his second consecutive game because of an upper-body injury when the New York Rangers play the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday.
Zibanejad, who leads the Rangers with 11 points (four goals, seven assists) is day to day and did not practice on Friday. New York is 2-1-0 in its past three games after going 0-4-1 in its previous five.
The Predators, who lost 6-5 in overtime to the Calgary Flames on Thursday, are 4-0-2 in their past six games and have outscored their opponents 23-11 during that span. They are 6-1-2 at home.
Players to watch
Rangers defenseman Tony DeAngelo has six points (three goals, three assists) in his past four games.
Predators forward Nick Bonino has four goals in his past two games.
They said it
"We've always liked his instincts, his offensive play. He's got a great ability to get us out of our own end. The thing I've really liked about his game, and I've said this before, people were wondering how quickly he could adapt to the NHL level from a defending standpoint and a skating standpoint. 'Easy' would be the wrong word, but it's been a quicker transition I think than anybody had anticipated." -- New York coach David Quinn on defenseman Adam Fox, who scored his first NHL goal in a 4-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday
"I think the last three or four games, we really started to play the brand of hockey that we wanted. [The loss to Calgary] was a step back, but we'll address the issues and move on." -- Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis
Rangers projected lineup
Chris Kreider -- Filip Chytil -- Pavel Buchnevich
Artemi Panarin -- Ryan Strome -- Kaapo Kakko
Brendan Lemieux -- Brett Howden -- Jesper Fast
Greg McKegg -- Lias Andersson -- Brendan Smith
Libor Hajek -- Jacob Trouba
Brady Skjei -- Tony DeAngelo
Marc Staal -- Adam Fox
Scratched: Micheal Haley, Ryan Lindgren
Injured: Mika Zibanejad (upper body), Yegor Rykov (ankle)
Predators projected lineup
Calle Jarnkrok -- Ryan Johansen -- Viktor Arvidsson
Filip Forsberg -- Matt Duchene -- Mikael Granlund
Rocco Grimaldi -- Nick Bonino -- Craig Smith
Colton Sissons -- Kyle Turris -- Austin Watson
Roman Josi -- Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm -- Dante Fabbro
Dan Hamhuis -- Matt Irwin
Scratched: Yannick Weber, Miikka Salomaki
Georgiev will start for the second consecutive game. … The Predators will host Hockey Fights Cancer night at Bridgestone Arena.
Buchnevich has four points (one goal, three assists) in a four-game point streak. … Josi has no points in his past two games after having seven points (three goals, four assists) in his previous four. ... Strome has eight points (three goals, five assists) in a five-game point streak.