News: Andrew Ference (lower body) won't play Sunday against the Rangers, the Boston Herald reports. Analysis: Andrew Ference, who was injured back on May 10 in Game 5 of the B's first-round playoff series against Toronto, is still not skating, suggesting that his return to action is not imminent.
News: Jonathan Toews was taken out of Game 2 as the Red Wings pushed him around in the Blackhawks' 4-1 loss, ESPN Chicago reports. Analysis: Maybe this will wake-up Jonathan Toews who has not potted a goal in seven postseason games this season. He does have three assists in the last three games, but no goals to show for it. "I'm not going to go off and complain about some calls I thought should have been called or whatever, one way or another," Toews said. "If that's the way they're going to play, well, we need to play the same. There's a lot of clutch and grab, a lot of interference. If they're going to let that go, that's something we need to know and maybe do to them a little bit."
News: Dennis Seidenberg (leg) skated with strength and conditioning coach John Whitesides before Saturday's practice, the Boston Herald reports. Analysis: Though Dennis Seidenberg is doing better, coach Claude Julien noted that he didn't anticipate the blueliner being ready for Sunday's Game 2 against the Rangers.
News: Coach Claude Julien said that Wade Redden (undisclosed injury), will likely be a game-time decision for Sunday's Game 2 against the Rangers, the Boston Globe reports. Analysis: Wade Redden skated with the team at Saturday's practice, suggesting that he is progressing toward a return. In the absence of veteran blueliners Redden, Dennis Seidenberg and Andrew Ference, youngsters Torey Krug, Dougie Hamilton and Matt Bartkowski having been filling in for the B's.
News: Tanner Pearson was inserted into the Kings' lineup for Game 3. Analysis: Tanner Pearson, the 30th selection in the 2012 draft, scored 19 goals in 64 games at the AHL this season. He logged just 5:44 minutes of ice time in his debut on the fourth line.
News: Corey Crawford stopped 26 of the 30 shots he faced in Saturday's loss to the Red Wings. Analysis: The Wings looked much better in all facets of the game Saturday, limiting the pressure of the Hawks in their defensive zone and outshooting Chicago 30-20 in the winning effort.
News: Jimmy Howard stopped 19 of the 20 shots he faced in Saturday's Game 2 win over Chicago. Analysis: After seeing 41 shots fired his way in the series opening loss on Wednesday, Jimmy Howard had to be happy to see a much more complete effort from the squad in front of him at both ends of the ice Saturday. He'll be in goal for the Wings again when the series heads to Detroit for Game 3.
News: Patrick Kane snapped his playoff scoring drought by potting the opening tally in the Hawks' Game 2 loss to Detroit on Saturday. Analysis: The goal was only Patrick Kane's second since he scored the game-winner in the Hawks' series-clinching victory in the Stanley Cup finals in 2010.
News: Henrik Zetterberg had a pair of assists, including one on the game-winning tally in the Wings' victory over Chicago on Saturday. Analysis: After making a heads-up play in a race to a loose puck in the Hawks' zone, Henrik Zetterberg brought the puck behind the Chicago goal line before firing a pass through a defenseman's skates to Brendan Smith at the back door. Aside from his contributions offensively, Zetterberg's value in the series will also come in the form of providing a tough defensive matchup for Hawks captain Jonathan Toews.
News: Tyler Toffoli's unassisted goal was the Kings' only offense in a 2-1 overtime loss at San Jose on Saturday. Analysis: This is his first career playoff goal. He's seeing ice time primarily due to the injury to Jarret Stoll; if Stoll returns from his head injury, Tyler Toffoli will have few opportunities to contribute to your fantasy fortunes.