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: Henrik Lundqvist is in line to start Monday's game against the Penguins, Andrew Gross of The Record reports. Analysis: Though blueliner Keith Yandle is feeling under the weather, he will play Monday, as the Rangers are slated to stick with the same lineup (including Henrik Lundqvist) that they rolled with in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Penguins.
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: Jason Pominville tallied a goal, an assist, and a plus-3 rating in Monday's Game 3 win over the Blues. Analysis: It's now the second multi-point night for Jason Pominville in the playoffs, and this time he wasn't aided by an empty net on either of them. The winger had just two goals over the course of the final 15 regular season games but has now potted a pair this series as he figures to be one of the top offensive options for the Wild the rest of the way.
News: Carl Hagelin opened the scoring in Monday's 2-1 victory over the host Penguins. Analysis: Carl Hagelin puts the kibosh on his four game point-less drought and nets his 11th career playoff goal. We're sure head coach Alain Vigneault will take it, considering the Swede winger has just seven points in 19 career games versus Pittsburgh.
News: Zach Parise notched his first goal of the playoffs and added an assist in Monday's Game 3 win over the Blues. Analysis: It's been a highly productive three games for Zach Parise as he's racked up four points in the series thus far. He dealt with what was being described as a "nagging" injury toward the end of the season, but he appears to be past that as he's returned to his place as one of the top goal-scorers around.
News: Mikael Granlund tallied a pair of assists and a plus-3 rating in Monday's Game 3 victory over the Blues. Analysis: Mikael Granlund finished the regular season strong with a point in five of his final six contests and his playoff campaign has picked up where he left off as he's totaled three points through the three games thus far. The 23-year-old's scoring wasn't consistent enough over the course of the season to earn much consideration outside of deeper leagues, but he finished the year with a plus-17 rating and is now up to plus-4 in the playoffs, giving him some value in that department.