News: Braydon Coburn (illness) is on the ice for pregame warmups and looks poised to play in Tuesday's Game 6 against the Rangers, Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Analysis: The Lightning are skating seven defensemen in their warmups, but it's likely the case where coach Jon Cooper is leaning toward going with only 11 forwards rather than 12, a lineup choice he's made previously in the playoffs. Braydon Coburn seems to be fine after participating in both morning skate and warmups, and should be in the lineup for minutes in the mid- to upper-teens.
News: Cedric Paquette (foot) isn't on the ice for pregame warmups and will sit out Tuesday's Game 6 against the Rangers, NHL.com's Bryan Burns reports. Analysis: It appears Vladislav Namestnikov will tap into the lineup while Cedric Paquette remains bothered by the hand injury he sustained in Game 5. Paquette was able to participate in Tuesday's morning skate, so there remains a decent chance that he'd be available for a possible Game 7 or for the Stanley Cup Finals opener.
News: Ben Bishop will be in the cage for Tuesday's Game 6 against the Rangers, NHL.com reports. Analysis: Ben Bishop spun his first shutout of the series and his second of the postseason in Sunday's Game 5, leaving the Bolts just one victory shy of reaching the Stanley Cup Finals. The netminder's overall numbers in the series have been rather poor thanks to a pair of five-goal outings in Games 3 and 4, but there's little doubt he's locked in as the Bolts' starting goalie for the rest of their playoff run.
News: Coach Joel Quenneville said that Trevor van Riemsdyk would skate with the team Wednesday morning and could be an option for the Blackhawks' Game 6 matchup later that evening against the Ducks, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports. Analysis: The Blackhawks initially expected to have Trevor van Riemsdyk back for the final couple weeks of the regular season after he missed several months with a broken kneecap, but those plans were tabled when he fractured his wrist during a rehab stint at AHL Rockford in early April. Van Riemsdyk seems to be close to fully recovered, and with the Blackhawks receiving unreliable play from the likes of Kimmo Timonen and Kyle Cumiskey, Quenneville could be tempted to turn to the rookie defenseman in the elimination game.
News: Henrik Lundqvist will be between the pipes for Tuesday's Game 6 against the Lightning, Newsday's Steve Zipay reports. Analysis: Historically, Henrik Lundqvist has been at his best with his back against the wall -- he owns a 1.39 GAA and .956 save percentage in 17 career playoff elimination games. He's been solid in the net in the past two games versus the Bolts, but will need his mates to offer a little more goal support Tuesday to send the series back to Madison Square Garden.
News: Matt Beleskey gave the Ducks a 3-2 series edge over the Blackhawks with his early-overtime winner in Game 5 on Monday. Analysis: Matt Beleskey increased his postseason goal total to seven with his biggest tally of the season so far. After his team squandered a two-goal lead late in regulation, Beleskey finished off a two-on-one started by Ryan Kesler just 45 seconds into the overtime period. Beleskey has thrived in the playoffs despite not spending much time on the top line, which he did in the regular season. Instead, Beleskey has been able to add some punch to a second line with Jakob Silfverberg and Ryan Kesler, giving his team even more scoring depth.
News: Madison Bowey had a goal and two assists in Kelowna's 7-3 win over Rimouski in Memorial Cup action on Monday. Analysis: Madison Bowey also added two minor penalties and a plus-three rating for good measure. The 2013 second-round pick is Washington's top defensive prospect. He will turn pro next season.
News: Sami Vatanen tallied a goal and an assist in Monday's Game 5 win over the Blackhawks. Analysis: Sami Vatanen has had a strong offensive showing in the playoffs, as Monday was his third multi-point performance of the postseason. He figures to remain one of top options for fantasy purposes on the Ducks' blueline as Anaheim looks to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals in Wednesday's Game 6.
News: Dylan Larkin scored twice in Grand Rapids' (AHL) 4-2 Game 2 win over Utica on Monday. Analysis: Dylan Larkin decided to leave the University of Michigan after one season and signed his entry-level contract with Detroit last week. He has since joined the Griffins for their Western Conference final against Utica. Larkin had a pair of shots in his professional debut on Sunday and then potted the two markers on Monday. He had a monster year for the Wolverines (15G, 47P in 35GP) and he has quickly turned into one of the better prospects in the league.
News: Jakob Silfverberg assisted on a pair of goals in Monday's Game 5 win over the Blackhawks. Analysis: Jakob Silfverberg has had a strong showing in the playoffs as he's logged four multi-point efforts in the past seven games. He's up to 16 points in the postseason as he continues to reward owners who've rolled with him since the playoffs began.