7 p.m., vs. N.Y. Rangers, Xcel Energy Ctr., FSN, 100.3-FM

Desperation time for Rangers

Preview: This is the second half of a back-to-back for the Rangers, who faced the Flames in Calgary on Friday. Before then, New York had one win in nine previous games.

Players to watch: Rangers D Kevin Shattenkirk boasts 17 points in 29 games vs. the Wild.

Injuries: Wild Fs Joel Eriksson Ek (lower body) and Mikko Koivu (ACL, meniscus) and D Matt Dumba (pectoral) are out, as is Rangers D Libor Hajek (shoulder).