News: Pekka Rinne will draw the start in net Tuesday versus the Canucks, Willy Daunic of ESPN Radio Nashville reports. Analysis: Pekka Rinne has limited the Canucks to a grand total of two goals in his two outings this season, an achievement that's not overly surprising given his all-around dominance this season. With a robust 41-15-4 record supported by strong peripherals, Rinne is just two wins shy of matching his personal and the franchise record for victories in a season.
News: Eddie Lack will start for the second straight night Tuesday against the Predators. Analysis: A road matchup against one of the league's best teams in Nashville might seem daunting to most goaltenders, but Eddie Lack has thrived in such circumstances this season. In his 18 outings away from Rogers Arena this season, Lack is 7-4-2 with a 2.40 GAA and .926 save percentage. He bettered those road numbers with a win Monday in St. Louis, during which he turned away 23 of 24 shot attempts.
News: Matt Cooke (sports hernia) participated in the three-on-three work during Monday's practice, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Analysis: No timetable has been set for his return, but Matt Cooke hopes to return before the end of the regular season so he can be a factor in the playoffs. Cooke has been out since Feb. 1 with the injury.
News: Martin St. Louis (knee) could return to action as soon as Thursday against the Wild, Andrew Gross of The Record reports. Analysis: Per the report, Martin St. Louis hopes to put in a full practice Wednesday and if all goes well, it sounds like Thursday could be a plausible target for him. Either way, a return appears to be on the horizon for St. Louis, who last suited up on March 15.
News: Shea Weber (lower body) did not skate with his teammates Tuesday morning. Analysis: Shea Weber thus remains in the day-to-day category as Tuesday night's game against the Canucks approaches.
News: Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports "there is a chance" that Dmitry Orlov will join the Capitals on their upcoming road trip and may end up making his season debut at some point during that trip. Analysis: Dmitry Orlov has had a terrible road to recovery following offseason wrist surgery and has only recently begun playing with AHL Hershey after being sent to the minors last week. The Capitals are hoping to have Orlov at the ready for the playoff run, but given the difficulty in his recovery, it is hard to say whether Orlov will be up to the task any time soon. However, should he return to the lineup and remain healthy, it should provide some assurance that he will be ready for next season, and thus improve his draft stock for the 2015-2016 season.
News: Joe Smith of The Tampa Bay Times expects Andrei Vasilevskiy to draw the start Tuesday against the Maple Leafs. Analysis: With Ben Bishop having earned the win Monday against Montreal, it looks like Andrei Vasilevskiy is in line to get a shot at Toronto on Tuesday. The Leafs snapped a seven-game slide with Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over Ottawa.
News: Henrik Lundqvist is in line to start Tuesday's game against the Jets, Pat Leonard of the NY Daily News reports. Analysis: After allowing four goals in Saturday's loss to the Bruins, in his first game since Feb. 2, Henrik Lundqvist will look to bounce back Tuesday, with the Rangers having dropped two straight contests overall.
News: Cory Schneider is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports. Analysis: Cory Schneider, who has lost his last four decisions, draws a tough matchup Tuesday, with Columbus in the midst of a six-game winning streak.
News: Bryan Little (upper body) is slated to play Tuesday against the Rangers. Analysis: Bryan Little, who has missed the Jets' last 11 games, is slated to return to the team's top line on Tuesday. Prior to being sidelined, Little had recorded 24 goals and 51 points in 65 games for the Jets.