News: Jonathan Bernier will be in the net Monday vs. the Ducks, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports. Analysis: The Leafs are beginning a back-to-back out west Monday, and will use their No. 1 goalie in Jonathan Bernier against a top-notch Ducks squad while James Reimer likely gets the nod Tuesday in San Jose. Bernier has rebounded from a rough start to the second half with wins in two straight outings.
News: Semyon Varlamov will be between the pipes Monday vs. the Jets, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports. Analysis: Semyon Varlamov has been magnificent since returning from Sochi for the Olympics, winning three of his four starts and posting save percentages above .910 on each occasion. Use him with confidence against a Jets team that has lost three games in a row.
News: Mathieu Perreault (forearm) was on the ice for Monday's morning skate, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: Mathieu Perreault won't play in Monday's game vs. the Maple Leafs, but his presence on the ice bodes well for his chances of joining the Ducks on their upcoming three-game road trip, set to kick off Wednesday in Calgary. He first suffered the forearm injury in Friday's game against the Blues.
News: Luca Sbisa (knee) was on the ice for morning skate Monday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: Luca Sbisa won't play in Monday's game vs. the Maple Leafs, but his presence on the ice bodes well for his chances of joining the Ducks on their upcoming three-game road trip. He first suffered the knee injury in Friday's loss to the Penguins.
News: Martin Brodeur will receive the starting nod Tuesday vs. the Flyers, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports. Analysis: Although Cory Schneider hasn't played particularly well of late, with his low point coming in an ugly seven-goal showing vs. the Red Wings on Friday, it's still a bit surprising that the Devils will go with Martin Brodeur for a second straight start. Like Schneider, Brodeur has been similarly leaky in goal of late with save percentages below .900 in his last two outings, but he's ridden the coattails of his offense to victories in both games.
News: Martin Jones was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate and is expected to receive the starting nod Monday vs. the Flames, Jon Rosen of LAKingsInsider.com reports. Analysis: The Kings have used Jonathan Quick in their last five games (all wins), but it makes sense to get him some rest for the second half of a back-to-back. With it being fairly safe to assume Martin Jones will get the start Monday, fantasy owners in daily leagues should have few reservations about using him against a Flames squad that was shut out by the Kings just 11 days ago.
News: Taylor Hall missed Monday's practice for maintenance purposes but will play Tuesday vs. the Wild. Analysis: Although coach Dallas Eakins said Taylor Hall is a little bit banged up, it hasn't been reflected in the forward's performance. He has two goals and three assists over his last three games to bring him up to 61 points in 58 games on the season.
News: Evgeni Nabokov will be between the pipes Monday vs. the Canucks, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. Analysis: Evgeni Nabokov's grip on the No. 1 job has taken a considerable hit the last few days with Anders Nilsson starting three of the last four games, but Monday's outing represents a great opportunity for him to regain the trust of coach Jack Capuano. Like the Islanders, the Canucks are in free-fall mode with losses in 11 of their last 13 games, and haven't scored more than two goals since Jan. 31 against the Jets.
News: Ben Bishop will be in the crease Monday vs. the Coyotes, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports. Analysis: Coach Jon Cooper gave backup Anders Lindback some needed work Thursday vs. the Sabres, so it stands to reason that the Bolts will roll with Ben Bishop for their next several contests. Bishop is mired in a three-game losing streak but still ranks in the top five league-wide in wins, GAA and save percentage.
News: Craig Anderson will get the start in goal Monday vs. the Predators, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports. Analysis: Craig Anderson is coming off a magnificent showing Saturday vs. the Jets, totaling 46 saves in the 5-3 victory. He's been handed the last four starts in the net for the Senators, and it sounds like for better or worse, coach Paul MacLean plans to stick with him as his No. 1 goalie over the young but talented Robin Lehner.