WATCH LIVE: Red Wings at Penguins

NBC has a matinee game set to start at 12:30 p.m. ET. The Detroit Red Wings will be looking to bounce back after suffering a humbling 7-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. They’ll catch a bit of a break against Pittsburgh as Evgeni Malkin is out due to a lower-body injury, per the Penguins’ Twitter feed. Sidney Crosby (illness) will take part in the pregame warmups, but is still regarded as a game-time decision.

Pittsburgh is within striking distance of the second seed in the Metropolitan Division and the first round home-ice advantage that would come with it. By contrast Detroit needs to stop the bleeding before it potentially slips down to a Wild Card spot.

In addition to NBC, you can watch the game via Live Sports Extra:


Here are some relevant reading material:

NHL on NBC: Slumping Wings hope to take advantage of wounded Penguins

Zetterberg hopes Red Wings have hit ‘rock bottom’

Sidney Crosby on his down year: ‘I wouldn’t change anything I’m doing’

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