News: Jiri Hudler (undisclosed) was able to take part in morning skate Sunday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The FAN reports. Analysis: He was also able to skate Saturday, which indicates that Jiri Hudler will likely be available for the Flames Game 2 contest Sunday night. It's possible that the large deficit the Flames faced when Hudler was initially injured played a part in his not returning to that contest.
News: Micheal Ferland (upper body) indicated that he will play Game 2 Sunday against the Ducks, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The FAN reports Analysis: Micheal Ferland was forced out of the Ducks' Game 1 win with an upper body injury, and was not able to practice Saturday either. While he will go Sunday, the wing may still be hampered by this injury, putting his fantasy value into question a bit.
News: Victor Hedman registered a goal and an assist -- both on the power play -- in Sunday's Game 2 win over the Canadiens. Analysis: Victor Hedman has been providing helpers throughout the playoffs as he's now up to five points in the postseason, but the goal was his first in 17 games dating back to March 16. After an impressive season, the defenseman can be counted on as one of the better options remaining on the blue line in the playoffs.
News: Valtteri Filppula picked up a power-play goal and two assists in Sunday's Game 2 win over the Canadiens. Analysis: Valtteri Filppula ended the first round series off the scoresheet, but he's gotten off to a strong start against Montreal as he's recorded four points through the first two games, including Sunday as he tied his season high with three points. He struggled to gather points at the end of the regular season though, so it may be difficult to rely on him for the remainder of the playoffs until he can show more consistent production.
News: Patrick Sharp registered a goal, an assist, and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's Game 2 win over the Wild. Analysis: Patrick Sharp has been on a roll during the playoffs as he's recorded a point in six of the team's eight games, including two multi-point efforts. His eight points are tied for seventh most this postseason and he's showing no signs of slowing down despite a disappointing regular season.
News: Patrick Kane potted two goals -- one on an empty net -- in Sunday's Game 2 win over the Wild. Analysis: Patrick Kane has been red-hot all playoffs as he's tallied at least a point in seven of the club's eight games thus far. With four goals and five assists in the postseason, the 26-year-old figures to be as reliable an offensive source as there comes the rest of the way.
News: Corey Crawford turned aside 30 of 31 shots in Sunday's Game 2 win over the Wild. Analysis: Corey Crawford wasn't great in Friday's Game 1 win, but he was able to turn it around to deliver a strong performance Sunday. The Hawks have struggled to find consistency in net in the playoffs thus far, but Crawford seems to be finding his form as he's denied 60 of 64 shots in the series (.937 save percentage) and figures to be back between the pipes for Tuesday's Game 3.
News: Devan Dubnyk stopped 27 of 30 shots in Sunday's Game 2 loss to the Blackhawks. Analysis: Devan Dubnyk is not solely to blame for the loss as the offense in front of him mustered just one goal, but he's now allowed seven goals in the two games against the Blackhawks. While he had some great outings against the Blues in the first round, Dubnyk's playoff production overall hasn't been able to match his stellar regular season as he's sporting a .906 save percentage compared to his .936 mark after joining the Wild.
News: Ben Bishop made 27 saves in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Canadiens. Analysis: He was busy enough, but the Habs were stunningly undisciplined, spending far too many minutes in the penalty box. Their lines were a bit of patchwork quilt because of it, so they never really got in a groove agains Big Ben. The Bolts now return to Tampa Bay with a 2-0 series lead.
News: Jeff Petry potted his first goal of the playoffs in Sunday's Game 2 loss to the Lightning. Analysis: The goal -- Jeff Petry's first career playoff point -- gave the Habs an early lead, but the Bolts stormed back with the next five goals to take a 2-0 series lead. The defenseman went on a six-game point streak toward the end of the regular season, but is not generally a reliable source to fill out the scoresheet.