SENATORS (27-39-11) at RED WINGS (29-38-11)
2 p.m. ET; SN1, TVAS, FS-D+, NHL.TV
The Detroit Red Wings will try for their third straight victory when they play the Ottawa Senators at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday.
Detroit, which was 1-12-1 in its previous 14 games, has scored 11 goals in its past two games. Six Red Wings scored in a 6-3 win against the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday.
The Senators ended a six-game losing streak (0-6-0) with a 3-2 overtime victory against the Florida Panthers on Thursday when Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored on a penalty shot with 16 seconds left. Ottawa is 4-8-1 in its past 13 road games.
The Red Wings and Senators each have been eliminated from Stanley Cup Playoff contention.
Players to watch
Senators forward Matt Duchene has 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in his past 13 games and is two goals away from his 200th in the NHL.
Red Wings center Dylan Larkin has eight points (four goals, four assists) in his past six games.
They said it
"We had an amazing day (on Thursday). We had three lines that were playing great and got 60 good minutes. We probably deserved to win the game before that, so things are better right now." -- Senators coach Guy Boucher
"I hope so. I enjoy every minute with these guys and being part of a really tight group. Even last year, when we struggled, we had a good group of guys and had fun." -- Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg on the possibility of returning next season at 38 years old
Senators projected lineup
Ryan Dzingel -- Matt Duchene -- Bobby Ryan
Tom Pyatt -- Jean-Gabriel Pageau -- Mike Hoffman
Colin White -- Zack Smith -- Magnus Paajarvi
Max McCormick -- Filip Chlapik -- Alexandre Burrows
Thomas Chabot -- Erik Karlsson
Mark Borowiecki -- Cody Ceci
Christian Wolanin -- Fredrik Claesson
Scratched: Ben Harpur
Injured: Mark Stone (leg), Chris Wideman (hamstring), Marian Gaborik (undisclosed)
Red Wings projected lineup
Tyler Bertuzzi -- Henrik Zetterberg -- Gustav Nyquist
Darren Helm -- Dylan Larkin -- Anthony Mantha
Justin Abdelkader -- Frans Nielsen -- Andreas Athanasiou
Evgeny Svechnikov -- Luke Glendening -- Martin Frk
Jonathan Ericsson -- Trevor Daley
Danny DeKeyser -- Nick Jensen
Niklas Kronwall -- Joe Hicketts
Scratched: Luke Witkowski, Xavier Ouellet, David Booth
Injured: Mike Green (neck)
Karlsson missed practice on Friday, but traveled to Detroit with the team and will play on Saturday. … Stone is hoping to return early next week. … The Red Wings held an optional practice on Friday.
Karlsson has 17 points (four goals, 13 assists) in his past 13 games. … Zetterberg has 954 NHL points (336 goals, 618 assists), which is tied with Sergei Fedorov for fifth place in Red Wings history.