News: Nikolay Kulemin contributed an assist and five hits in Sunday's Game 3 win over the Capitals. Analysis: Nikolay Kulemin was credited with the primary assist on John Tavares' game-winning goal, as his redirected shot bounced off goalie Braden Holtby's pad into the waiting stick of the Isles' captain. Though he saw 17:16 of action while skating on the Isles' top line, Kulemin won't make for a strong selection in daily lineups during the postseason. The 28-year-old supplied just 15 goals and 31 points over 82 games during the regular season.
News: Nick Leddy set up John Tavares' game-winning overtime goal in Sunday's Game 3 against the Capitals. Analysis: It's Nick Leddy's first point of the postseason, but he's been riding high since the tail end of the regular season, tallying eight assists in his final six contests. He'll make for a good lineup selection in daily formats any night the Islanders play.
News: Josh Bailey supplied an assist in Sunday's 2-1 overtime win over the Capitals. Analysis: Josh Bailey has only put eight shots on goal over his last six games, but has still been able to come away with a point in each of those contests. He's tallied a goal and five assists during that span, with the helper in Sunday's game coming on a second-period score by linemate Kyle Okposo.
News: Matt Cooke is slated to be among the Wild's lineup scratches Monday against Blues, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. Analysis: Along with Matt Cooke, Erik Haula, Jordan Schroeder and Ryan Carter are slated to be scratched Monday, while Sean Bergenheim and Justin Fontaine are in line to join the team's Game 3 lineup. Cooke saw 10:27 worth of ice time in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Blues.
News: Ondrej Pavelec is slated to start Monday's game against the Ducks. Analysis: Down 2-0 in the series, Ondrej Pavelec and the Jets will look to turn things around at home on Monday, after having been outscored by a combined tally of 6-3 over the first two games of the matchup, which were held in Anaheim.
News: Patric Hornqvist scored the team's lone goal and recorded a game-high six shots in Monday's Game 3 loss to the Rangers. Analysis: It was an all-around productive night for Patric Hornqvist, but it wasn't enough to complete the comeback as the Pens fell down 2-1 in both the game and the series. The winger ended the season on a roll with six points in his last seven games and has now tallied two points in the three playoff games thus far.
News: Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 24 of 26 shots in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Rangers in Game 3. Analysis: It was another solid outing for Marc-Andre Fleury, but the offense in front of him couldn't pick him up as he's now been on the losing end of two 2-1 contests in this series. The netminder has been turning in better performances early in these playoffs than he has previously, but he'll likely need another strong game in net for the Penguins to tie the series up Wednesday.
News: Chris Kreider scored the game-winning goal in Monday's Game 3 victory over the Penguins. Analysis: Chris Kreider was riding a five game pointless streak stretching back to the end of the regular season, but was able to snap out of it with his second period tally when the puck bounced straight from the boards to his stick right in front of the net. The 23-year-old had by far his most productive season and has already struck for 12 playoff goals in his brief career.
News: Dan Girardi assisted on both of the team's goals and skated a game-high 26:06 in Monday's Game 4 win over the Penguins. Analysis: Dan Girardi took a puck to the face toward the end of Game 1 but has shown no ill effects since then as he skated for over 20 minutes in Game 2 and blew past his season average of 22:42 worth of ice time in Monday's win. The blueliner generally isn't much of a factor on the scoresheet, but he's now tallied three points in the playoffs to go along with a pair of points down the stretch run of the regulation season.
News: Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 23 of 24 shots in Monday's Game 3 win over the Penguins. Analysis: Henrik Lundqvist wasn't heavily tested in the early goings as he faced just three shots in the first period and only eleven as the game entered the final frame, but was good enough to withstand a late Penguins attack to help retake the series lead. The King had an off night in Game 2 but has surrendered just a single goal in the other two contests of the series, so he'll look to keep up that level of play heading into Wednesday's Game 4.