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: 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. 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.
News: Jori Lehtera picked up an assist Saturday in a 4-1 win over the Wild in Game 2 of the series. He was plus-1 with two shots and a blocked shot in the contest. Analysis: Jori Lehtera with linemates Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko, accounted for three of the Blues' four goals in the win. They have shown a lot of chemistry since being put together just before the end of the regular season and should play as a unit in Game 3 on Monday in Minnesota.
News: Braden Holtby will start in net for Game 3 Sunday against the Islanders, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports. Analysis: Braden Holtby missed Friday's opener because of the illness, but will return to the net Sunday with Philipp Grubauer backing him up. Barring something unforseen, this will likely be the case the remainder of the series.
News: Jaden Schwartz picked up an assist Saturday in a 4-1 win over the Wild in Game 2 of their playoff series. He was plus-1 with two shots in the game. Analysis: Jaden Schwartz has a point in each of the first two games of the series and has been among the Blues top performers. He was third on the team in scoring with 63 points this year and is a key factor if the Blues are to make a deep playoff run.