Rangers (12-9-2, 26 pts) vs Canucks (11-9-3, 25 pts)
2 pm, Madison Square Garden
MSG Network; WNBM 103.9 FM
The Rangers continue their four-game homestand Sunday afternoon with a matinee matchup against the Vancouver Canucks at Madison Square Garden.
New York edged Detroit, 2-1, in overtime Friday night in what could only be described as one of the best goaltending duels of the season. Henrik Lundqvist and Jimmy Howard combined for 69 saves, though it was Lundqvist and his 40 saves who outlasted Howard. Chris Kreider tied the game in the third before Mats Zuccarello won it in the opening minute of the extra period.
Forward Boo Nieves left the game after the first period with a hip pointer, and will be unavailable Sunday against Vancouver. David Desharnais rejoins the lineup and will slot into Nieves' spot between Jimmy Vesey and Paul Carey.
No other lineup changes are expected, with Ryan McDonagh set to miss his third straight game with a strained abdomen muscle.