News: Daniel Paille (undisclosed injury) skated for the second straight day Saturday, the Boston Herald reports. Analysis: Given that Daniel Paille skated with Dennis Seidenberg and Adam McQuaid -- who both are still in injury rehab mode -- it doesn't seem likely that the winger will suit up for Sunday's playoff game against the Red Wings.
News: Brent Seabrook will have a hearing over the phone with the NHL for his hit on Blues' David Backes on Sunday that resulted in a game misconduct and knocking Backes out of the game, the NHL told the USA Today. Analysis: The turnaround on the decision should be pretty quick since both teams play Monday night. Also since it is a phone hearing, the suspension should be less than five games. Brent Seabrook will probably face some form of discipline especially a suspension, but several factors will probably come into play especially how long Backes is out and also that Seabrook does not have a history of dirty hits. In addition the league might also look at that Chicago has already suffered since the the five-minute major that Seabrook was also hit with resulted in the game being sent into overtime.
News: Brandon Dubinsky was all over the score sheet Saturday, picking up an assist on Matt Calvert's game winner in the second OT period while recording nine shots, eight hits (both team highs) and four PIMs. Analysis: He did this while being asked to blanket Sidney Crosby, a job he also did very well. Brandon Dubinsky has become the Blue Jackets' heart and soul, and if they pull off the first round upset and make any noise this postseason, he'll be at the center of the action.
News: Anders Lindback will start in net for the Lightning in Game 3 on Sunday, Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Analysis: Anders Lindback has struggled in his first two outings, allowing five goals in Game 1 and three more in Game 2 before being pulled with 8:14 left in the game. He will look to turn things around in Montreal on Sunday.
News: David Savard recorded two assists in Saturday's 4-3 double-OT win over the Penguins. Analysis: He saw huge ice time in this one (almost 34 minutes, more than double his Game 1 TOI) and rewarded coach Todd Richards' faith. David Savard had just five goals and 15 points during the regular season though, so don't expect him to keep it up.
News: Carey Price will start in net for the Canadiens in Game 3 on Sunday, John Lu of TSN Montreal reports. Analysis: After a shaky performance in Game 1 where Carey Price allowed four goals on 25 shots, he gave up only one goal on 27 shots in Game 2. He will look to put up another solid performance on Sunday in the Canadiens first home game of the series.
News: Ondrej Palat (upper body/knee) participated in the morning skate on Sunday, Erik Erlendsson of The Tampa Tribune reports. Analysis: Ondrej Palat missed Game 2 after suffering a knee-to-knee collision in Game 1 and has been dealing with an upper body injury as well. The fact that he is skating on Sunday morning bodes well for his availability in Game 3, but there is still no guarantee he will play.
News: T.J. Oshie (upper body) is participating in pregame warmups and will play in Saturday's Game 2 against the Blackhawks, NHL.com reports. Analysis: T.J. Oshie was considered questionable to play heading into Saturday after missing Game 1 with an upper-body injury. He skated prior to the game and will be in the lineup Saturday afternoon.
News: Darcy Kuemper (upper body) was summoned to action in the second period of Saturday's Game 2 against Colorado after starter Ilya Bryzgalov allowed three goals. Kuemper stopped all 14 shots he faced, but the Wild were unable to dig out of an early hole and fell, 4-2. Analysis: When the series moves to Minnesota for Game 3, he'll likely get the nod as long as he's anywhere near healthy enough to go.
News: Ilya Bryzgalov allowed three goals before being pulled from the crease midway through the second period of Saturday's 4-2 loss at Colorado. Analysis: He had put together a solid regular season, but a 2-0 deficit in a seven-game series is a four-alarm emergency. There's a fair chance that the Minnesota coaching staff will give the Game 3 nod to Darcy Kuemper, who played well in relief Saturday.