News: Braden Holtby is in line to start Wednesday's Game 4 against the Rangers. Analysis: It's a virtual lock that barring an injury, Braden Holtby -- who stopped all 30 of the shots that he saw in Monday's Game 3 win over the Rangers -- will start all of the Caps' postseason contests, with the same assumption also applicable to New York's Henrik Lundqvist.
News: Henrik Lundqvist is slated to get the Game 4 start against the Capitals on Wednesday, NorthJersey.com reports. Analysis: Wednesday will be Henrik Lundqvist's 100th consecutive postseason start for the Rangers, as he'll look to even up the series. He surrendered just one goal in Monday's Game 3, but was on the losing end as Braden Holtby was perfect on the other end. He's had a strong playoffs so far and will look to continue it Wednesday.
News: Kris Versteeg is no longer suffering from a lower-body injury, but in advance of Thursday's Game 4, it's unclear whether he will rejoin the lineup or be a healthy scratch, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Analysis: Kris Versteeg continues to be a borderline healthy scratch regardless of his health, so it wouldn't be surprising if he sits out Thursday's Game 4, in any case. However, he will be available for the Blackhawks if needed.
News: Simon Despres notched two assists in Tuesday's Game 3 loss to the Flames. Analysis: Simon Despres continues to shine in his first playoff run with Anaheim. He now has five points -- all assists -- in his seven postseason games thus far. Despres had failed to tally any points in his meager six games of playoff experience with the Penguins. While his role on the Ducks may be limited playing behind the likes of Sami Vatanen and Hampus Lindholm, Despres should continue to see regular ice and could become a valuable fantasy producer in the coming seasons.
News: Frederik Andersen gave up four goals on 21 shots in Tuesday's Game 3 overtime loss to the Flames. Analysis: He and the Ducks were headed for a 3-2 victory -- assisted by a controversial no-goal call -- and a 3-0 series lead until Johnny Gaudreau scored on a power play to tie the game with 20 seconds remaining. Frederik Andersen proceeded to give up the winning goal to Mikael Backlund early in overtime. However, due to his previously unbeaten record in the playoffs, the Dane probably deserves a pass for this one. Look for Andersen to return to the cage in Calgary on Friday night for Game 4.
News: Kris Russell recorded an assist Tuesday, helping the Flames vanquish the Ducks 4-3 in overtime of Game 3. Analysis: Kris Russell had not found the scoresheet in this series after tallying four points in six games against Vancouver. Calgary appears to have new life, and Russell should continue to score about a point every other game.
News: Dennis Wideman tallied his fourth assist of the playoffs in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime Game 3 win against the Ducks. Analysis: Dennis Wideman and the rest of the Flames' offense finally woke up on Tuesday, facing a late deficit in a game where they could go down 3-0 in the series. After putting up a career-high 56 points in the regular season, Wideman keeps humming along with five points in nine playoff contests.
News: T.J. Brodie notched an assist Tuesday as the Flames took down the Ducks 4-3 in overtime of Game 3. Analysis: T.J. Brodie continues to produce despite playing more than 26 minutes a contest, with five points in nine games. He and Dennis Wideman still bolster one of the better offensive blue line units left in the playoffs, despite the loss of Mark Giordano in February.
News: Joe Colborne scored in Game 3 on Tuesday, picking up a goal in a 4-3 victory against Anaheim. Analysis: Joe Colborne is known more for his tenacity than scoring ability, but he will chip in once in a while, as he did while deftly converting a short-handed breakaway Tuesday. He now has two assists and a goal in nine playoff contests for the Flames.
News: Brandon Bollig lit the lamp in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime victory over the Ducks in Game 3. Analysis: Brandon Bollig doesn't put the puck in the net all that often, but he has come up with big goals in both pivotal Game 3s in the first two rounds of the playoffs. He also has three 10-plus penalty minute games in these playoffs, more of what is his specialty.