News: Adam Pardy scored the lone Winnipeg goal in Saturday's Game 2 loss to the Ducks. Analysis: It was Adam Pardy's first career playoff goal and his first goal overall since Jan. 26 2011, ending a 172 game drought. While he logged 17:32 of ice time in the loss, don't expect much more offense from Pardy, as the stay-at-home blueliner notched just nine points in 55 regular-season games this year.
News: Eric Fehr suffered an upper-body injury in Sunday's Game 3 matchup against the Islanders and is questionable to return, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports. Analysis: Eric Fehr suffered the injury on a hard hit, and has a history of upper-body issues leading into the playoffs. An update should come either some point during the game or after regarding his status, but at this point it's up in the air whether or not he'll return.
News: Justin Fontaine (illness) will be available for Monday's Game 3 matchup against the Blues, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Analysis: Justin Fontaine missed Saturday's contest due to the illness, but it appears the worst his behind him. Assuming something doesn't pop up in the next day, mark him good to go.
News: Alex Chiasson will be a healthy scratch for Game 3 against the Canadiens, Ian Mendes of TSN 1200 reports. Analysis: Alex Chiasson has been in the lineup pretty consistently this season, but it appears Chris Neil will provide a little shakeup Sunday in his place as the Senators look to avoid dropping the first three games of the season.
News: Sam Bennett was a little shaken up in Friday's Game 2 but will be in the lineup Sunday for Game 3 against the Canucks, Roger Millions of Sportsnet Calgary reports. Analysis: Sam Bennett has played fairly well in his first two career playoff games, but had his bell rung Friday and didn't play much in the second half of the game. Calgary need his speed and energy to try to upset the Canucks in its first playoff home game in a while.
News: P.A. Parenteau (upper body) is available for Game 3, but he'll be a healthy scratch against the Senators. Analysis: P.A. Parenteau practiced Saturday, but wasn't expected to play Sunday. While that is indeed the case, there's injury behind it any longer. Over the course of 56 games with the club this season, the winger has tallied 22 points, but it's not enough to keep him from being a borderline player every game.
News: Dan Girardi (face) skated 20:20 in Saturday's Game 2 loss to the Penguins, finishing the night with five hits and three blocked shots. Analysis: Dan Girardi was forced to leave Thursday's Game 1 win after taking a puck to the face, but he never seemed at much risk of missing Game 2 after practicing Friday. Though he might still be experiencing some residual pain, Girardi won't be at risk of missing any further first-round action.
News: Craig Anderson will receive the start in net for Sunday's Game 3 matchup with the Canadiens, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports. Analysis: Craig Anderson served as the backup behind Andrew Hammond for the first two contests of the series, but both resulted in losses. He'll get his chance to turn the series around Sunday, getting the start in front of the home crowd in Ottawa.
News: Andrew Hammond will not start Sunday's Game 3 matchup with the Canadiens, as Craig Anderson will be in the net instead, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports. Analysis: Andrew Hammond set aside 39 of the 42 shots he faced in Game 2, but the game ended in a 3-2 overtime loss. With Hammond conceding seven goals en route to defeats in the first two games of the series, coach Dave Cameron decided to switch things up in goal Sunday. Should Anderson lead the Senators to the win, Hammond may be forced to remain in a backup role for Game 4.
News: Jaroslav Halak will man the net for Sunday's Game 3 matchup with the Capitals, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports. Analysis: Jaroslav Halak stopped 31 of the 35 shots he faced in the second game, but it wasn't enough for the Isles to come out on top. He'll look for a better outcome Sunday against the high-powered Capitals.